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    Petzold...

    Hi,

    Here's a few questions regarding Petzold...

    (1) Is there a book equivalent to Petzold's Win32 book for .Net? I mean one that is considered as bible, but it's for .Net?

    (2) I know he released a .Net/C# book, but does it measure up to the old Win32 C-language book?

    The reason I want to know is I want to learn Windows Programming in C#. That is, those that go very deep into Windows API.

    (3) Is Petzold's Win32 (C language) book still relevant now that .Net is here?

    Thank you for any input.

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    1: Programming Windows® with C# (Core Reference) by Charles Petzold
    2: I don't care if it mesures up to the Win32 book, I refuse to use or acknowledge C#. It is just another piece created by Micro$oft to try to control the world.
    3: Absolutly. With out the Win32 API the .Net framework would not exist. C programming language creates very small and very fast exicutible files. C++ creates slightly larger and almost as fast exicutible files. However I don't know the size or speed of C#, but I assume it is like VB...small but slow...
    While you're breakin' down my back n'
    I been rackin' out my brain
    It don't matter how we make it
    'Cause it always ends the same
    You can push it for more mileage
    But your flaps r' wearin' thin
    And I could sleep on it 'til mornin'
    But this nightmare never ends
    Don't forget to call my lawyers
    With ridiculous demands
    An you can take the pity so far
    But it's more than I can stand
    'Cause this couchtrip's gettin' older
    Tell me how long has it been
    'Cause 5 years is forever
    An you haven't grown up yet
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