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Beginning Visual C++ 6 [Paperback]

Ivor Horton
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Book Description

Aug. 26 1998
What is this book about?

Visual C++ 6.0 was released in 1998 as a component of Visual Studio 6.0. For three years, until the launch of Visual Studio .NET to support the .NET Framework, it was Microsoft's premier development product. Now five service packs old, version 6.0 remains the environment of choice for many developers who haven't yet made the move to .NET. If your aim is to learn how to program in C++ on the Windows platform, with all the help offered by the Visual Studio interface, Visual C++ 6.0 remains a sound choice.

What does this book cover?

Beginning Visual C++ 6 can be broken down into four sections. The first is a fast-paced but thorough tutorial to the C++ language, punctuated with interesting and worthwhile example programs. After that, you'll learn about object orientation with C++, and how this relates to Windows programming - the section ends with the design and implementation of a sizable class-based C++ application.

The third part of the book walks the reader through creating Windows applications using the Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC). This includes the following:

  • Outputting to the screen and printer
  • Creating menus, toolbars, and dialogs
  • Debugging your program
  • Responding to a user's actions

To illustrate the theory, this section also includes the complete implementation of a simple but fully-featured drawing application. The final section comprises a grounding in programmatic database access, an introduction to Microsoft's Component Object Model (COM), and examples of how to create ActiveX controls using both MFC and the Active Template Library (ATL).

This book was voted Amazon.com's C++ Book of the Year in 1998. It contains countless examples for you to follow and experiment with, and there are challenging exercises and model solutions in every chapter.

Who is this book for?
This book is for anyone who wants to learn C++ and Windows programming with Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0. Although progress will be easier if you have some experience of a programming discipline, an adept newcomer will also succeed in taming object-oriented programming and writing real Windows applications.


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"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 out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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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 out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Way To Get Started. Nov. 7 2003
Format:Paperback
This book is written quite well for some one who wants to learn C++ from the ground up. It starts with a good No Nonsense procedural approach to C/C++ and then on to an Object Oriented view then works into windows programming and even a bit on database access with C++. Very nice way to start.
Bottom Line absolute a ton of Info Presented in a easy to read and understand way. No Extra words like you would get from a college textbook so they could charge more for the text and a ton of info because the author is trying to teach you completely instead of teach you programming 101 and 102.
Obviously as one progresses with C++ more books would be required. After you get through the procedural and Object Oriented part of this book I would plan on buying a book which teaches you other important aspects of programming such as Data structures, and Parsing. Read that while moving on to the windows part of the book. Not that it's at all needed to understand the "windows" half of the books but it stuff that all programmers should know.
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4.0 out of 5 stars very complete June 21 2003
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Format:Paperback
A very complete book overall and it covers certain (important) things that usually aren't found in books (like pointers to functions, repeated warnings about returning pointers of local variables). Very clear explainations and good examples.
The only gripe I have about this book is that it's very unstructured. Horton mentions things in random places and you would not catch them unless you already know the concept. Consequently, this is NOT a good reference book. You'll have a hard time trying to find where he talks about what. You really have to read it from start to finish.
I don't think this book is for the beginner programmer. Although his explainations are clear, he doesn't always explain everything he says. For example, he would use words like "automatic variables" without ever mentioning what it is. Now, an experienced programmer or a comp sci college student would (or should) know exactly what he means, but anyone else will be scratching their head.
A very good book to read AFTER you've read another book. This book will fill the gaps.
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4.0 out of 5 stars very complete June 21 2003
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Format:Paperback
A very complete book overall and it covers certain (important) things that usually aren't found in books (like pointers to functions, repeated warnings about returning pointers of local variables). Very clear explainations and good examples.
The only gripe I have about this book is that it's very unstructured. Horton mentions things in random places and you would not catch them unless you already know the concept. Consequently, this is NOT a good reference book. You'll have a hard time trying to find where he talks about what. You really have to read it from start to finish.
I don't think this book is for the beginner programmer. Although his explainations are clear, he doesn't always explain everything he says. For example, he would use words like "automatic variables" without ever mentioning what it is. Now, an experienced programmer or a comp sci college student would (or should) know exactly what he means, but anyone else will be scratching their head.
A very good book to read AFTER you've read another book. This book will fill the gaps.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good clear way to get started Jan. 25 2002
Format:Paperback
As an engineer, I have had experience with the programming languages FORTRAN and Pascal, but never C++. I decided that I wanted to learn Windows programming and had access to Visual C++ at work, so browsing the shelves I choose Beginning Visual C++ 6
by Ivor Horton. It had the look I like (lots of example code snippets, clearly printed, well formatted text) and the depth of coverage to get me programming in Windows fairly quickly, starting from ground zero. I also like the coverage the book gives on Visual C++, the tool to write, develop, and debug your code. Overall, Ivor has a solid presentation, good flow of topics and an interesting style to spruce up a dry topic. Be hearty though, this book is THICK and will require some time with to read and practice the drills.
Beginning C++ is not really an excellent primer on C++ language itself, GOOD but not EXCELLENT. If you have no knowledge of C++ I would recommend a good textbook on pure C++ programming that has lots of problems to work through and examples on HOW to program as the chapters Ivor devotes to this are thin on the opportunities to "dig in" with the code. Perhaps Deitel, "C++, How to Program" might complement this purchase nicely for those with limited C++ knowledge, it did for me.
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3.0 out of 5 stars One-track mind Oct. 19 2001
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Mr. Horton has authored a number of other "Beginning" books, including Beginning C++. In the current volume, he attempts to combine teaching C++, Visual C++, and Windows programming, and doesn't do real justice to any of them.
As a primer on C++ the book is easy to read, but quite sketchy. Major features that he expanded on in other beginner's books are covered very briefly ("typedef" and "using" are examples). In terms of Windows programming, the information is well-presented but not well-explained: the reader is told to perform certain actions, but occasionally not why he is performing them. Similar comments hold true when learning about the Visual C++ IDE (Integrated Development Environment). You'll know where quite a few menus are located, but not what to do with them.
On the positive side, the book is readable, well-edited, and I didn't notice any actual errors (other than those of omission). That's why the book gets three stars; if it has the information you're looking for, it may be painfully brief but at least it won't be wrong.
The final point, and one that pulls the book closer to two stars, is that it has a weak index and shallow definitions, so its use as a reference as you become more experienced is almost nil.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
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 more
Published on Jan. 9 2005
5.0 out of 5 stars detailed
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 more
Published on July 16 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book for beginners and mid level programmers
Ivor Horton has an exceptional talent for organizing and presenting C++ that makes it easy to learn. Read more
Published on April 25 2004 by Carl Warmack
5.0 out of 5 stars A good book for people who like C++ and want a good base.
If you want to have a strong foundation in C++ read this book. All major C++ concepts are explained in detail. Read more
Published on Nov. 9 2003 by "infolearner"
5.0 out of 5 stars New to C++ and interested in Windows programming? Start here
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
Published on July 9 2003 by Riccardo Audano
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid choice for learning C++
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 more
Published on April 11 2003 by Bart Willems
5.0 out of 5 stars It does what it set out to do!
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 more
Published on March 12 2003 by Thomas J. Gosse
4.0 out of 5 stars Does what the title suggests
This book is a solid beginners text. Given that there are MANY absolutely terrible books for beginners to C++, that alone distinguishes it. Read more
Published on Jan. 3 2003 by Chris
5.0 out of 5 stars Good bbok.
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 more
Published on Dec 29 2002 by JOHN PAUL DOPAZO
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book
This is an excellent book for starters.
Published on Oct. 15 2002
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