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Programming Windows

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Look it up in Petzold remains the decisive last word in answering questions about Windows development. And in PROGRAMMING WINDOWS, FIFTH EDITION, the esteemed Windows Pioneer Award winner revises his classic text with authoritative coverage of the latest
ebook, Fifth Edition, 1520 pages
Published November 25th 1998 by Microsoft Press (first published November 1st 1998)
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It is a nice refence book, its typically one of the books you have in your bookcase, and sometimes look at it.
Aug 02, 2007 Will rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book served as a clear, detailed, but basic introduction to the Win32 API.
Jan 18, 2012 Yi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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"The definitive guide to the Win32 API" ... INDEED! Was definitely my go-to book at the time.
Mohammad Elsheimy
Charles Petzold, u r the God of programming
Bill Lacey
Jan 24, 2016 Bill Lacey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is the bible for programming Windows. It assumes a complete understanding of the C++ programming language. When I read this book, I needed Bjarne Stroustrup's "The C++ Programming Language" as a reference. Difficult, but well worth the effort. There's not a book on the market that does it better.
Reference book but outstanding coverage of the Win32 api. Mostly use it for it's coverage of messages.
Rajtilak Bhattacharjee
A really nice beginner's guide for Win32 API programming.
Herbie Smith
Jun 10, 2013 Herbie Smith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As good as previous editions, but with the same flaws -- a lot of text showing calculations for manipulation of items (e.g. rotating, calculating transparency, drawing lines, etc).
Feb 26, 2014 Nadeem rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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