ISBN: X; Microsoft Press; November 11, ; pages. If you have a question about the 5th edition of Programming Windows, or if you’ve. Charles Petzold Microsoft Press books are available through booksellers and exist for writing Win32 desktop applications, including the 5th edition .. the 4th edition (, Windows 95) and 5th edition (, Windows. this “10th Anniversary Edition” of Programming Windows is the best edition yet. In the fall of , Microsoft Press will publish Charles Petzold’s first book for Windows 98 was released in June and has a number of.

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Packed as always with definitive examples, this newest Petzold delivers the ultimate sourcebook and tutorial for Windows programmers at all levels working with Microsoft Windows 95, Windows 98, or Microsoft Windows NT. No aspiring or experienced developer can afford to be without it. For customers who purchase an ebook version of this title, instructions for downloading the CD files can be found in the ebook. Charles Petzold has been writing about programming for Windows-based operating systems for 24 years.

A Microsoft MVP for Client Application Development and a Windows Pioneer Award winner, Petzold is author of the classic Programming Windows, currently in its fifth edition and one of the best-known programming books of all time; the widely acclaimed Code: Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

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Customers who viewed this item also viewed. About the Author Charles Petzold has been writing about programming for Windows-based operating systems for 24 years. Microsoft Press; 5th edition December 2, Language: Don’t have a Kindle? Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Read reviews that mention win32 api windows programming programming windows windows api charles petzold advanced topics operating system microsoft windows common controls programming windows definitive guide need to know even though platform sdk fifth edition guide to the win visual studio reference book topics covered menus and other resources.


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Please try again later. It is a priceless book on Win32 API! It obviously lacks lots of new features appeared since the time of publishing almost 20 years ago!

The language is very good; the samples are simple and thoughtful. And they work even now! Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Most of my professional experience with programming languages consisted of 11 years with C. Some of the concepts in the book were not new to me like message pumps and the general way they work under Microsoft Windows. The deep details of message pumps and how they work were new to me and this book went far to teach me the ground level concepts needed to properly set up a visual desktop program under Microsoft Windows using the native Windows API.

When I examined how these things are done in other platforms, I was surprised to find that they are sometimes done the same way. If you are using something prograkming. However, if your software is defined in a native implementation language, perhaps for the purposes of incorporating DirectX or OpenGL at a native level, you might see such things more often.

A book like this make a huge difference in successfully grasping the concepts you need to windowa in order to better use such things. This book so far is the best book that I’ve ever bought to program in desktop environment.

This book explains Windows application programming using simple C programming and it’s still editikn for Windows 7 and Windows 8. I heard you could still use it for Metro programming as well.

The code examples are built up gradually from simple to difficult. It’s enjoyable book to read specially who likes to read source code, chalres than long detail explanation on how each API works. Most books focus in middle layer functionality. This is an absolutely golden book. Don’t be intimidated by the page count or the title – this book is actually a very easy to use ground up tutorial in Win32 programming.

He starts out talking about the basics and then slowly moves into more advanced topics. As always it’s important to know what a book is NOT. This book is not a tutorial for writing windows applications, nor does it discuss MFC or most of the common methods used today for rapidly producing computer programs. Instead it provides a tutorial-style documentation for the monstrous win32 API at its most fundamental levels.

This book sets the standard for all other code written for any modern version of windows.

Charles Petzold is back with another edition of Programming Windows

It addresses real world issues and real world solutions to those problems such as the chapter dedicated to making unicode friendly programsas well as some historical issues the difference between wParam and lParam.


Editionn manual is without its flaws. This book is a bit too braod spectrum in the detail levels. There are places in the book where he will delve into details that you could care less about, and there are points that he will put in two or three sentences and assume you understand, although you may not. That’s about all I can really complain about with this book.

Programming Windows, 5th Edition, by Charles Petzold

This is a great reference for programmers who want to move away from console programming. It is very comprehensive and covers a lot of ground.

All of the source code is on the accompanying CD and the author’s website so you can customize the programs instead of having to start from scratch. One person found this helpful. This book covers just about everything a programmer needs to know to write software to run under the Windows operating system. From basic GUI design and operation to more advanced topics like using DLL’s and doing advanced graphics, it’s all there.

The only problem is that it was written inand some of the methods the author used no longer work with later versions of Visual Studio. A little effort may be needed to adapt the sample programs to work. It would really be nice if newer edition was available.

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