Is there any WinApi book?

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    Is there any WinApi book?

    Hello, I'm trying to start to develop applications using windows.h, but there no much information except to the MSDN which is not very user-friendly. So I want to know if there is a book about this topic that covers it in deep.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Yes, there are books that teach Windows programming.

    I would suggest you read the stickie at the top of this section of the forums that lists various tutorials, books, and references that deal with what you're asking.

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    I will, thanks

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    Petzold is always a good starter text
    Until you can build a working general purpose reprogrammable computer out of basic components from radio shack, you are not fit to call yourself a programmer in my presence. This is cwhizard, signing off.

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    >> MSDN which is not very user-friendly

    Once you gain a little exp with winapi programming msdn will be very nice to have.

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    How much more user-friendly would you want MSDN to be?!?!

    Its got examples and it links to relevent pages & requirements for the API being used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zacs7 View Post
    How much more user-friendly would you want MSDN to be?!?!

    Its got examples and it links to relevent pages & requirements for the API being used.
    It went over my head until I got some exp, same with him probably.

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    Well, the only other choice would be to have it give dumbed down info that would be useless to anyone but beginners.
    Until you can build a working general purpose reprogrammable computer out of basic components from radio shack, you are not fit to call yourself a programmer in my presence. This is cwhizard, signing off.

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    >> MSDN which is not very user-friendly
    It is user-friendly. But it isn't beginner-friendly. It is not a place for tutorials. It is meant for people who already know something about Win32 API.

    >>Well, the only other choice would be to have it give dumbed down info that would be useless to anyone but beginners.
    Not only useless, but annoying.
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    That's an under-statement, anything useless is annoying.

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