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I have postes before asking for links to Wn32 tuts; they however generally give you the source tell you verry little about why and how it works (I understand thais is what you get with tutorials). One person however said he found a free .txt or E-Book on google; I on the other hand could not find a text nor a 'FREE' E-Book, but rather found nothing but an endless franchise of E-Books sites. Would someone care to give me a link that has Win32 E-Books (that are good), or any kind of free E-Books site? Much Apreciataed!!!! ~Mad_Koder

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I stil cant find any, if any one finds some pm me or post it here please, I am super desperate!!!!!!!

THANKS A TON!!!!!!

~Mad_Koder

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I have found that all of the Win32 stuff on GameDev makes perfect sense, but just to help you out I searched google and found this site. It may not be an ebook, but it looks like it is fairly comprehensive to me. Steps you through the creation of a basic window (which is where you need to start) and then goes on to explain OpenGL.

I suggest in future you try using the power of google to find what you are looking for. This search took 1 try, and all of 5 seconds.

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additionally you could try winprog.org. Which is also a gem.

MSDN is also full of examples and source code. The question is of course, do you understand programming enough to understand Windows Programming?

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find yourself a copy of the msdn library. or win32 api help file . it will have doc on most of the win32 api. other then that you should be able to tell what all of the tutorial code does.

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This isn't IRC or an IM client, 2 hours for a reply is not a long time.

I learned everything I know about Win32 from these links. I know of no free books on Win32 mind you so best of luck on that hunt. But these are excellent sources just like MSDN is.

I'm not putting these into html format, sorry, running late and there is a few:
http://www.winprog.net/tutorial/
http://www.foosyerdoos.fsnet.co.uk/
http://www.sunlightd.com/Windows/FAQ.html
http://www.functionx.com/win32/
http://www.stromcode.com/modules.php?name=Glowdot_Tutorials&op=view&tid=1
^^ awesome site!
http://www.catch22.net/
http://www.falloutsoftware.com/programming.php4
http://www.smorgasbordet.com/pellesc/sourcecode.htm
http://www.alsprogrammingresource.com/win32_tutorials.html
http://www.relisoft.com/win32/generic.html

Some, of course, are weaker then others. If you have specific issues/questions post those we can more easily help.

There is a TON of info in those sites, and links to other sites. Like I said, I needed nothing else to make complete Win32 programs then those sites to get me going and a bit of trial and error to get me through the harder stuff.

Mike

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damn 4 secs! too late.

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Thanks a ton, I have one further question; if Opengl and DirectX have books, how come win32 (which is almost or just as advanced) not have any?

Thanks a bunch ya guys; I thought for a moment I wasnt gonna get a mass number of reply like I did!!!!!

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Original post by Mad_Koder
Thanks a ton, I have one further question; if Opengl and DirectX have books, how come win32 (which is almost or just as advanced) not have any?

Thanks a bunch ya guys; I thought for a moment I wasnt gonna get a mass number of reply like I did!!!!!


They do. Google windows programming books.

Cheers
Chris

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