This book.....has anybody read it before?

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    This book.....has anybody read it before?

    I want to know your opinion on this book. Note: I am learning C++...either this or Programming Windows Fifth Edition. Here
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    if you are just learning c++ concentrate on learning c++. Then attack the concept of windows programming using c++.
    I would not that you read this book while learning c++. If you already know c++ then by all means go for it. It looks like a good book.
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    I havent read this book, but I have read Petzold and that is an excellent book.....

    Dont confuse Windows with C or C++....API programming is not a language......its a set of system functions

    Dont think that by getting Petzold you will lose out from it being written in C

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    I'm currently reading it...

    There were some errors in the code... casts weren't done...(HBRUSH) & (HPEN) on SelectObject();

    it's not for a c/c++ beginner, rather a competent C/C++ programmer looking to expand.

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    Well thanks guys for your input. I am almost done with Sams Teach Yourself C++ in 21 Days, and I want to learn some windows programming......I am looking for a good book....I've thought about Programming Windows Fifth Edition but I am afraid it might be hard for me because I not that comfortable with C even though I do know some C..........anybody? Opinion? Please?
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    Well a lot of Windows stuff is structures which is a big thing in C (its in C++ too! but classes are the prefered method), also you should know a lot about pointers, the books not really that hard but some of the examples start of kinda fast. But if you have a really strong grasp of C++ then you pretty much know C (not compleatly though) so you should pick up programming window's and give it a try, never hurts to try.
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    I wasn't as comfortable with C as I would have liked to be when I started reading Petzold's book, but regardles it is written well enough that it didn't cause a problem. If your wanting to get into windows programming get petzold's book and have fun. On a side note its proably a good idea to get vis c++ 5/6 if your going to be getting petzold's book

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