Charles Petzold's Programming Windows

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    Charles Petzold's Programming Windows

    I was just at the book store to order Charles Petzold's Programming Windows and it wasn't there. So I placed an order. He asked me whether I wanted the Win 95 version or the 5th edition. He said 5th edition was latest. Which do I want to learn Windows programming in Windows 98 and up? I thought somebody previously said to get Programming Windows 95 and it is a lot like 98, but 5th edition is the latest edition. Which do i get? Thanks.

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    hmm...ok, I just posted a reply but for some reason it got deleted...stupid board...

    I'd say to get 5th edition (what I have), but if 95 has a better chapter on common controls, get that.

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    Well, I couldn't see the books, so I'm just going to take my chance with 5th edition. Don't you agree?

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    yeah, go for it! have fun with the API...you'll love it

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    5th would be the way to go.

    >>yeah, go for it! have fun with the API...you'll love it

    Yeah it's pretty fun doing API stuff. Heaps better than just doing straight C.
    Ramble on...

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    yea. i've heard that Petzold's stuff is bible for api. btw, have you tried mfc at all? you still have to use a lot of api there but it's a bit more user-friendly...

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    Yeah, I'll go with 5th edition then.

    No, null, I don't think that I'm going to be working with MFC. For one, isn't MFC a C++ thing? I'm going to be programming Windows applications with C. Secondly, I want to work with core API. You know, the "fun" stuff. Thanks.

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