[Help me] Where to start Windows Programming?
I have decided to learn Windows Programming, but don't know where to start. So I post here to ask you to give me some advice.
What do you think of Programming Windows 5th edition by Charles Petzold? Will this book be a good choice for beginners like me? But this book was published at 1998, is it a little out of date? Are there many diferences between WinXP API and Win98 API? Could you please suggest me some better and newly books.
I took a brief look at C++/CLI, since I've learnt C++ first, I thought it awful! But will it be worth to learn C++/CLI? I really don't want to learn it if unnecessary.
Thank you in advance for your kindness help.