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    win api literature

    Hey, all.

    I'm looking for a good WIN API book. Any suggestions would help. I am forced to learn some win programming because of an OLE problem with a filemaker database and windows.

    Thanks

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    I've heard Petzold's name thrown around a lot, although I haven't read him myself.

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    All my friends recommend "Programming Windows - Charles Petzold" so many people have recomemded it to me that I am going to buy it...

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    good looking out

    Thanks for the tip. This book must be good because it's out of stock in several places - even online.

    Thanks

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    Get the 5th edition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMaxJ
    This book must be good because it's out of stock in several places - even online.

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    This may be a blessing in disguise - Petzold's Programming Windows (5th ed.), while a great introduction and useful reference to winapi programming, contains, to the best of my knowledge, nothing whatsoever about OLE. If OLE is specifically what you're after then look elsewhere for a text reference but if you need a crash course in the fundamentals of winapi programming then Petzold's is very useful.
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