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    Book Suggestions

    I am an intermediate C++ programer (currently programmin in DOS). I am looking for a book to help me to learn Windows programming using C++. It would be helpful if the book didn't require any certain type of compiler or wizards. Thanks.

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    Search on Google (or Amazon.com) for the Windows API or MFC (Microsoft Foundation Classes). There are quite a few tutorials on both subjects, or if you really want a book, you should be able to find some good suggestions. Anyway, just thought I would kinda point you in a general direction.
    Away.

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    Based on your current experience, I highly recommend these books.

    MFC:
    Introduction to MFC Programming with Visual C++ by Richard M. Jones

    Win32 API:
    Programming Windows, The Definitive Guide to the Win32 API by Charles Petzold

    Kuphryn

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    yup..i suggest you got with WIN API first then go to MFC..MFC is a wrapper around WIN API...

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    howdy,
    i just bought this one at Borders for $69.00.
    Win32 API:
    Programming Windows, The Definitive Guide to the Win32 API by Charles Petzold

    M.R.
    I don't like you very much. Please post a lot less.
    Cheez
    *and then*
    No, I know you were joking. My point still stands.

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    Thumbs up

    Petzold!

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    1) good choice...very good choice
    2) you got ripped..i bought my book off of amazon.com for $41..brand new..$50 total for shipping (2nd day air)... :X
    nextus, the samurai warrior

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    If you want one that works for various compilers, I may not recomment Petzold's book, as they seem to work on Microsoft's compiler, but there can be problems on other ones. Besides that, though, it's rather undisputably the best.
    ~Sean Michael Simonsen

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    There's a book by borland on programming in windows, though it is pretty out of date. (atleast the one I saw, lol) Talks about Win3.1 programming. :\

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    howdy,
    you got ripped
    Damn $19.00 .... oh well i had wanted this book for quit some time.

    M.R.
    I don't like you very much. Please post a lot less.
    Cheez
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    No, I know you were joking. My point still stands.

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