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After working with just basic console applications I decided to move on to some basic game programming. I've been reading Beginning Game Programming by Michael Morrison, but just looking at some of the code I am confused by some code required for windows applications. The rest of the code besides some graphics code (which the book teaches later) I am able to understand pretty well. Anyone have any tips on books, online resources, or anything else that could help me learn about the windows code?

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This article explains the boilerplate code for a basic Win32 application pretty well.

That said, the .net infrastructure simplifies the implementation of Windows apps considerably. As for games, XNA runs on top of .net and DirectX.

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Can you give us examples of code you do not understand? We may be able to give you specific points as opposed to making vague generalizations.

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"Charles Petzold"

Programming Windows, at one time THE BIBLE of Windows programming, though a bit outdated and maybe a litte expensive, would give you an excellent understanding of most of the basics, and a lot of tips and hints, about the Windows API.

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