Good books for learning WIN32 API

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    Good books for learning WIN32 API

    Hi guys, i have been interested in learning windows programming for a while now. I just havent gotten around to getting a good book. I was supposed to get a book relating to C++ encryption and programming for Xmas but for some reason its no longer available so now i can get another book and was hoping someone could give me some good suggestions. I have (what i feel) a good understanding of C++ as far as console apps go but have only done a couple online tuts for Windows programming. So a beginner book would suit me well . Thanks for any suggestions you guys can offer, i appreciate it!

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    Looking for the same myself. Maybe some of the experts on the boards could go to http://www.cprogramming.com/books/windows.html and add some recommendations

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    Wow looks impressive! I might just go buy that one now on amazon! Thanks Bithub!

    EDIT: Ok just 2 questions:

    (1) I have read alot of reviews saying its outdated, but others that say its not, whats going on?

    (2) Do you think i will be able to handle it? I feel i have a decent (not too great but not bad either) knowledge of C++, couple that with the fact that its all in C (which i dont think makes too much of a difference because C++ and C are similar and were really programming Win32 API right? Just under C) and lastly the fact that im still young (but intelligent ) 16? Thanks
    Last edited by Junior89; 01-02-2006 at 10:16 PM.

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    7. It is easier to write an incorrect program than understand a correct one.
    40. There are two ways to write error-free programs; only the third one works.*

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    i must say, i didnt have a great knowledge of windows when i started windows programmong, starting windows OpenGL and DirectX got my programming skills tuned AKA learn as you go and ask questions thats what i did and still do

    im saying this after i learnt C# in two hours lol (i mainly use C++)
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    Thanks for the reccommendation Bithub, i appreciate it im glad i chose that one. It arrived today and first let me just say its a BEHEMOTH, it weighs a good 5 pounds and is like over 1400 pages but i like the layout thus far. I am up to page 50 and learning alot. Thats one thing i LOVE about books and not Online Tuts, they do a much better job at explaining. I also like how he throughs history at you too. The only thing i dont like is the fact that he has geared it towards VC++ people. Im using DevC++ What can you do though? Its a microsoft book. I have only had one small problem thus far. On the first Window program i had to get rid of the PlaySound(whatever was in here) cause i didnt have the sound file, it came with the book on the CD i just didnt feel like getting it out, just felt like coding and then there was a function called GetStockObject() it was giving me a linker error on that one so i had to search through some of my online Tut Programs and replace it. But now its working fine Once again thanks for the reccommendation, im gonna get back to reading now

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