visual c++ & winapi basics

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    visual c++ & winapi basics

    Hello!
    Where can I learn how to use winapi functions in Visual C++ 6.0?
    Thank you.

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    a good book on Windows programming should do.
    I think there's also tutorials included, as well as some printed manuals that could be of help.

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    If using msvc6 you should have a copy of the vc6 msdn library which should contain everything you need to get started. Petzold's Programming Windows is often recommended as the definitive introductory text and theforger's tutorials are very popular, too. This msdn online page is also worth noting.

    This subject has been raised countless times before and you should search the board to review previous discussions.

    However, there are a few extras for msvc6 that may be worth mentioning:
    1. Make sure you are patched with the latest service pack, currently sp6.
    2. Get the latest platform sdk.
    3. Optionally, and if you don't own a copy of msdn, the complete visual studio6 examples can be downloaded from here (~130MB).
    Last edited by Ken Fitlike; 11-24-2004 at 08:18 AM. Reason: removed link for browsing sdk online: it just links to full vs6 examples download.
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