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    Hey guys.
    I was just wondering whether anyone knows any good site that contain really good beginner tutorials for windows based programming? Post the link here.
    Thanks

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    when in doubt, google it. a-duh!
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    Also do a search of the boards. There've been tonnes of recommendations.

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    instead of reading an online tutorial i would recommend buying a book called Programming windows 5th edition.
    its very detailed and good for begginers to win32 api.
    but if you are really low on cash Forgers win32 api tutorial is a good one you can find it at http://www.winprog.org/tutorial/

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    I've got Lcc-Win32, and it comes with a tutorial that I have found helpful.
    It's really a C tutorial, but it does contain quite a lengthy section on Windows programming.
    I printed the whole thing off and placed into a lever arch file for easy reference.
    Here's a link to the lcc-win32 download site: http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~lcc-win32/
    The documents you're interested in will be the Windows API Documentation and the C-tutorial.
    Obviously it's intended for people who use that particular compiler system (free for non-commercial personal use), but it provide a way of having all the documentation in one place.
    Hope this helps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rare177
    instead of reading an online tutorial i would recommend buying a book called Programming windows 5th edition.
    its very detailed and good for begginers to win32 api.
    but if you are really low on cash Forgers win32 api tutorial is a good one you can find it at http://www.winprog.org/tutorial/
    To be honest I didn't find the book Programming windows 5th edition is easy for beginners. I would like to read you opinions on that how much time one needs to spend to leran windows programming or to get solid knowledge. I guess much more then for programing console application. I've started learning C++ in November and after 3 months I get basic knowledge. I'm trying to lewran from Petzold's book but that is going very hard. You have any advices?

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    I started learning Windows through tutorials on the 'net, and realized that they just did not explain anything in much detail. At this point, I was basically hacking. It's not a good feeling. I finally purchased Petzold's book, and while I found a few minor errors, I was quite pleased. It basically explains a lot about what is going on - in much, much more detail that any online tutorial I have read. I highly recommend it.

    If you are getting stuck in Petzold, slow down a bit, and make sure you have a proper understanding of earlier chapters. Don't get too frustrated and move on - it will only hurt you in the long run.

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