a good mfc book?

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    a good mfc book?

    what is a good book to learn mfc..for beginners? i know c++ and want to move into mfc..

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    Programming Windows with MFC (2nd Ed.) by J Prosise

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    >>> i know c++ and want to move into mfc..

    I would always advocate learning at least the basics of the API before starting with a class library like MFC.
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    well...what book is a good api book then?
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    Programming Windows (5th Ed.) by C Petzold

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    Some people would disagree, but I believe Herbert Schildts "Programming Windows NT4 from the Ground Up" is an okay book. Petzolds is probably the best, but it does assume you are using a Microsoft compiler. Some of the examples won't compile if you use Borland for example. The Schildt book is a little more neutral in that respect, it shows both an MS and a Borland option.

    Although updated, both are starting to drag behind the ever developing API.
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    thanks..going to go buy the books now..thanks all

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