Good books to learn windows programming?

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    Question Good books to learn windows programming?

    Can someone give me a list of good books to learn windows programming?

    I know C++ already, just need to know how to do windows programming, I'm getting away from mode13h

    also, I'll be using visual c++ 6

    hopefully these books wont spend 500 pages explaining c++ because I already know it

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    "Programming Windows" by Charles Petzold, (5th edition) is probably the definitive work, and as you are using VC++ the fact that it tends to be MS specific won't bother you. Herbert Schildts "Ground Up" books are also pretty good - and more compiler neutral.
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    "programming windows" by petzold.
    then moving up
    "programming applications for windows NT" by jeffrey richter
    then when you have worked thru those if MFC interests you...
    "programming windows with MFC" by jeff prosise.
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    Originally posted by adrianxw
    "Programming Windows" by Charles Petzold, (5th edition)
    I highly recommend this book, as well.

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    I did like Petzold's book except the examples seemed overly complex. I reccomend using online tuts like the ones at Black Sun Research Facility.
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