MFC Programming Resources??

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    MFC Programming Resources??

    HI.

    Im new to Win32 Programming and I was wondering if there are any tutorials or Books out there that cover MFC programming in depth.

    I hunted for tutorials about MFC programming but ususaly they are really crappy because they dont get into detail about commands, functions and calls...etc. Im trying to find a book that will teach me about this topic in every detail.

    Thanks.

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    Personal opinion: if you're new to Win32 Programming, you might want to learn the Win32 API before you touch MFC.

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    Personally i think "Programming windows with MFC, 2nd edition" is really good.

    Many MFC books use the appwizard from chapter 1 and its hard to grasp the inner workings of MFC. But this book is different, the author introduces the appwizard in chapter 4, so the the first 3 chapters you have to manually type all the code.

    Here is a link to the book on amazon

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...books&n=507846
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    Dante, so If I jump inot win32 first and then into MFC, will it be worth my time to really get in depth into programming with APIs instead of the foundation classes?

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    >> will it be worth my time to really get in depth into programming with APIs instead of the foundation classes?

    Yes. Of course, that's just my opinion. Some people on this board probably prefer programming with MFC. Though most questions posted here seem to deal with the API.

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    I started with Win32 C API first and then moved on to MFC. Now there are even more awesome choices: WTL and wxWidgets.

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    Thanks guys. Do you know any good starter books for Win32 API programming? I found the Jeff Prosise MFC book which I heard was great, but thats for later on I guess.

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    If you are good with C++, I think this will be valuable:
    http://www.relisoft.com/win32/index.htm

    There is described the API and are presented some helper classes.

    Sorry for my bed English!

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