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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 18th 1998)
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"The definitive guide to the Win32 API" ... INDEED! Was definitely my go-to book at the time.
This book served as a clear, detailed, but basic introduction to the Win32 API.
It is a nice refence book, its typically one of the books you have in your bookcase, and sometimes look at it.
Rajtilak Bhattacharjee
A really nice beginner's guide for Win32 API programming.
Mohammad Elsheimy
Charles Petzold, u r the God of programming
Reference book but outstanding coverage of the Win32 api. Mostly use it for it's coverage of messages.
Herbie Smith
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).
Sameer Thigale
A well begun is half done! So start with Petzold only.
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