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Win32 Book Question

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i've been looking at some books on amazon... Win32 Programming and Programming Windows, Fith Edition. the published dates for these books are in the late 90's does that mean i cant use these as resources to program under Windows XP? im thinking of buying them soon so i just want to know if i could even use them. If i can't what would be some books like these (just as good if not better) that i should consider buying? // lessbread edit - fixed links

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win32 in 98 is basically the same as win32 in XP. Of course, always check msdn for the latest updates.

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The Petzold book is the bible of Win32 programming. It's too bad there's no paperback version available. Consider purchasing a used copy and maybe save yourself $10.

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thanks for the edits lessbread!

well im just looking for some books i can use to whats the word... enhance and enrich (more than one word i know) my knowledge of the Win32 API

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I have both and id say get the Petzold book its written a lot better and as the others have pointed out its basically the "Win32 Bible"

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Original post by C plus noob
BUT will it work for XP?


Yes. All versions of windows can be programmed for using the Win32 API, but there are sertain features found only on a WinNT derivative(nt,2k,xp....) machine and not on 98, ME, 95.... Just remember to check MSDN when in doubt.

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