I got a copy of perzold's win32 API and started reading away at it. Got about half way in and needed some clarification online. I started reading only to find a lot of conflicting stories of rather or not the api as a whole has been deprecated? A lot of the older posts say that in vista the API has been removed completely. Is this true? Is it being phased out? Is the winAPI worth knowing at such a low level. I already know how to make c# .net apps fairly well, just thought knowing the API would help me in windows development.