"Windows programming is not difficult," observes well-respected author Ivor Horton in his book Beginning Visual C++ 6. "In fact, Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0 makes it remarkably easy." Horton's treatment of Visual C++ continues the expert author's thorough and patient presentation of the best of today's object-oriented computer languages. (Besides C++, the author has written the excellent Beginning Java for Java developers). This massive, yet quite comprehensible, tutorial covers all the essential features of C++ used with Microsoft Visual C++ 6. Horton's book is the ideal choice for programmers who don't want to skimp on their general knowledge of C++. The author covers all the bases here in a title that will certainly compare favorably with any other Visual C++ tutorial on the market today. --Richard Dragan --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
What sets this book apart is Ivor's relaxed and informal teaching style, which makes even difficult concepts easy to grasp. It's perfect for Visual Basic, Delphi, Cobol & Unix C Programmers who see the new release of the software as an opportunity to learn the language and understand the professional way to develop Windows applications. Adept newcomers to structured programming will be able to progress in C++ and Window using this book, but they will have to apply themselves to the Exercises and model answers supplied with each Chapter. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Product Description
When I wanted to start learning Visual C++ I started reading many books but non of them told you what was happening and why they just told you exactly what to do without any... Read morePublished on Jan. 9 2005
I found this book very usefull, detailed and you can use as a reference, the book always reminds you with past experience gained from previous chapters and thus allows you to read... Read morePublished on July 16 2004
Ivor Horton has an exceptional talent for organizing and presenting C++ that makes it easy to learn. Read morePublished on April 25 2004 by Carl Warmack
If you want to have a strong foundation in C++ read this book. All major C++ concepts are explained in detail. Read morePublished on Nov. 9 2003 by "infolearner"
The introduction to C++ part alone is worth the price of the book. I cannot think of a better way to make "first contact"
with C++ for someone who is really new to C++ and... Read more
This book is worth a recommendation if you are familiar with other programming languages. I think it is too abstract for people with no programming experience at all. Read morePublished on April 11 2003 by Bart Willems
This is a great book for quickly getting up to speed in writing Windows programs with Visual C++. It is not, nor does it claim to be, a complete tutorial on C++, MFC or writing... Read morePublished on March 12 2003 by Thomas J. Gosse
This book is a solid beginners text. Given that there are MANY absolutely terrible books for beginners to C++, that alone distinguishes it. Read morePublished on Jan. 3 2003 by Chris
I have a handful of years experience in Java, learned vb 6 to do some windows development but it fell short when it came to making services and multi-threaded applications. Read morePublished on Dec 29 2002 by JOHN PAUL DOPAZO