want good book on windoze API in C

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    want good book on windoze API in C

    i am a decent C programmer with zero windoze coding experience. i want a book that details programming with the windoze API in C. but no beginner crapola books. any ideas?
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    charles petzold's programming windows 5th edition rocks. It has some good examples of advanced api stuff. If you're simply looking for a refernce, msdn's website is the best. But i recommend petzold.
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    Originally posted by Waldo2k2
    charles petzold's programming windows 5th edition rocks. It has some good examples of advanced api stuff. If you're simply looking for a refernce, msdn's website is the best. But i recommend petzold.
    i'm aware of the msdn refrence, but having never done any windoze programming before, i want a book to start on. thanks!
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    Another vote for Petzold's book. Easily the most comprehensive book on Win32 out there. I highly recommend it regardless of Win32 experience.

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    definitely petzold. or programming windows from the ground up is also good. those are the two books i have and use.

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