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WIN32 Programming by Brent E. Rector
WIN32 Programming by Brent E. Rector
3.0 out of 5 stars Too much, too long, March 20 2011
This is the only book I have read on Win32 at this time. It touches every single aspects of the Win32 API, explaining the philosophy behind some of the tricks and twists of this technology. It's a very good introduction at windows programming as it explains how Windows works and how your program will work with Windows. It is old and has many notes on porting Win16 to Win32, which is very useful when making portable code that will stand the test of time. It also makes a very good basis for learning other APIs (using other books) based on Win32, such as MFC and ATL. On the downside, the book is way too long for my taste and the examples are usually incomplete. The examples will show the… Read more

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