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    book suggestions

    Hi All,

    I'm looking for a win32 programming book c/c++/mfc that

    - does not spend too much time on interface

    - does not use visual studio/visual basic examples

    I use borland compiler and require a good API reference with examples of services/threading/signals etc etc

    Thanks for any suggestions.

    rotis23

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    MFC is largely a VC++ tool so I'd forget it if you want to stick with Borland (Although Borland do offer their own class library).

    Try one of the Win32 books by Jeffrey Richter

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    Had a look on amazon - Richter books seem old:

    Advanced Win32 Programming is almost 10 years old now - any more up to date.

    amazon doesn't sell "Programming Applications for Windows"!

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    Programming Windows, 5th Edition by Charles Petzold is a useful book.
    http://www.charlespetzold.com/pw5/

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    "Programming Windows, 5th Edition by Charles Petzold is a useful book."
    I agree 100%

    Borland has its own class wrappers called OWL (as opposed to MFC), so if you are sticking with Borland, I would look into OWL or stick to the win32 API (my choice).

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    That's the one - thanks.

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