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What are some good win32 API Books. Are there any on Informit/ITknowledge?.. I didn''t see any but what are some good ones to buy.

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any Windows programming title by Herb Schildt is likely to pay for itself.

Also, I have heard good things about Charles Petzolds "Windows 98 Programming" (or something like that).

Good luck,

-mordell

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Most people I know swear by Petzold. I do to. (Programming Windows)


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Petzold is essentially the authority for Win32 programming. Schildt isn''t bad for Win32, but his programming language books are much stronger. (I learned C from Schildt books.)

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If you want a tutorial, go with Petzold. If you want a reference, go with the one that comes with the compiler or MSDN.

allbooks4less.com has Petzold for $25. Quite a good deal for such a gigantic tome.

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Well - this one is quite specific but it covers a lot of very interesting topics in the Win32 API in great detail.

"Visual C++ Windows Shell Programming" by Dino Esposito

ISBN: 1-861001-84-3

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