more advanced API tutorial

This is a discussion on more advanced API tutorial within the C++ Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; i just finished theForger's API tutorial, which although it was very good, i still dont know enough API for my ...

  1. #1
    mustang benny bennyandthejets's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Posts
    1,401

    more advanced API tutorial

    i just finished theForger's API tutorial, which although it was very good, i still dont know enough API for my purposes. could anyone direct me to another API tutuorial?
    benforbes@optusnet.com.au
    Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Enterprise Architect
    Windows XP Pro

    Code Tags
    Programming FAQ
    Tutorials

  2. #2
    Refugee face_master's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Posts
    2,052
    Which API are you talking about?

  3. #3
    &TH of undefined behavior Fordy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Posts
    5,789
    Which API???

    WinAPI??

    If so, then get a good book like Petzold and download the Platform SDK......they will teach you more than any tutorial can

  4. #4
    Refugee face_master's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Posts
    2,052
    haha - beat ya!

  5. #5
    mustang benny bennyandthejets's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Posts
    1,401
    sorry i always forget to say. im doing Win32 API. id rather not get a book because they're so expensive, is there anything on the net?
    benforbes@optusnet.com.au
    Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Enterprise Architect
    Windows XP Pro

    Code Tags
    Programming FAQ
    Tutorials

  6. #6
    &TH of undefined behavior Fordy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Posts
    5,789
    If you dont want o but a book, then the Platform SDK is still worth getting....it has documentation of all wth WinAPI functions and a few examples too...

    But if you want a really good book that will pay for itself in what you learn from it....Petzold is a wise purchase.....

  7. #7
    pronounced 'fib' FillYourBrain's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Posts
    2,297
    yeah, honestly if you've gotten through Petzold and understand it fully you can use the Platform SDK documentation in MSDN for just about anything.
    "You are stupid! You are stupid! Oh, and don't forget, you are STUPID!" - Dexter

  8. #8
    Seeking motivation... endo's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Posts
    537
    Originally posted by Fordy
    ....Petzold is a wise purchase.....
    If you hunt around a bit you can find this in .chm format, hence free
    Couldn't think of anything interesting, cool or funny - sorry.

  9. #9
    &TH of undefined behavior Fordy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Posts
    5,789
    Originally posted by endo
    If you hunt around a bit you can find this in .chm format, hence free
    Yeah ok....but of your like me, you wont enjoy reading books from the screen....Matter of personal choice I suppose.....

    But of all the books on my shelf, that is one that I can say I am very glad I bought

  10. #10
    mustang benny bennyandthejets's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Posts
    1,401
    so is this Platform SDK a set of functions and classes that use the Win32 API or something like that? and where can i get it?

    also, even though i dont agree with cheating authors out of their money, could someone direct me to the online version of Petzold, so that i can have a preview to see if i should buy it?
    benforbes@optusnet.com.au
    Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Enterprise Architect
    Windows XP Pro

    Code Tags
    Programming FAQ
    Tutorials

  11. #11
    ¡Amo fútbol!
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Posts
    2,136
    The platform SDK is located at MSDN. www.msdn.microsoft.com

Popular pages Recent additions subscribe to a feed

Similar Threads

  1. visual studio 2008 win32 api tutorial HELP
    By Swink in forum C++ Programming
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 07-25-2008, 04:27 PM
  2. API tutorial
    By abuashraf in forum Windows Programming
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-27-2007, 05:55 AM
  3. My new website
    By joeprogrammer in forum A Brief History of Cprogramming.com
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 03-17-2006, 06:38 PM
  4. FILES in WinAPI
    By Garfield in forum Windows Programming
    Replies: 46
    Last Post: 10-02-2003, 06:51 PM
  5. ultimate online directx api tutorial
    By stallion in forum Game Programming
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 11-20-2002, 04:05 PM

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21