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Win32 Programming using C / C ++

Please provide me the information when it is not in the correct
newsgroups. I have been using C and C++ language for a long time when it is
time for me to learn Win32 API functions that they can be written in C and
C++ language.
Please give me an advice where I should post to discuss this topic to
the correct newsgroups. Also, where can I obtain the best textbook to learn
and understand how Win32 API functions work in C / C++ language. Thanks...

Bryan Parkoff
Jul 22 '05 #1
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Muk
The best way to learn win32 is through the MSDN library. It's also
available online. Visual C++ and MS visual studio are well integrated
with win32. Start with ahat you want and lookup msdn online for the
right apis.

Jul 22 '05 #2
Bryan Parkoff wrote:
Please provide me the information when it is not in the correct
newsgroups. Any issue regarding accessing platform specific features or issues not
contained in the appropriate language specification is off-topic. Thus,
how to access the solenoid on the embedded software development board is
off-topic.

Windowing and graphics in general are not covered by either langugage
specification, so they are not topical in this newsgroup.
I have been using C and C++ language for a long time when it is
time for me to learn Win32 API functions that they can be written in C and
C++ language. Is this a question or a statement?
You only need to know the Win32 API when you are writing applications
that use the Windows features. I've written many embedded applications
that never used the Win32 API. There are many people who write
applications for VAX, Mac, and Linux who never use the Win32 API.

Please give me an advice where I should post to discuss this topic to
the correct newsgroups. Also, where can I obtain the best textbook to learn
and understand how Win32 API functions work in C / C++ language. Thanks...

Bryan Parkoff


--
Thomas Matthews

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C++ Faq: http://www.parashift.com/c++-faq-lite
C Faq: http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/c-faq/top.html
alt.comp.lang.learn.c-c++ faq:
http://www.comeaucomputing.com/learn/faq/
Other sites:
http://www.josuttis.com -- C++ STL Library book
http://www.sgi.com/tech/stl -- Standard Template Library

Jul 22 '05 #3

"Bryan Parkoff" <no****@nospam.com> a écrit dans le message de news:
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Please provide me the information when it is not in the correct
newsgroups. I have been using C and C++ language for a long time when it
is time for me to learn Win32 API functions that they can be written in C
and C++ language.
Please give me an advice where I should post to discuss this topic to
the correct newsgroups. Also, where can I obtain the best textbook to
learn and understand how Win32 API functions work in C / C++ language.
Thanks...

Bryan Parkoff


Hi,

A tutorial recommanded for the api win32 is http://www.winprog.org/tutorial/
and the FAQ http://winprog.org/faq/
And try this newsgroups if you have questions :
news://comp.os.ms-windows.programmer.win32
Jul 22 '05 #4

"Bryan Parkoff" <no****@nospam.com> wrote in message news:0n****************@newssvr30.news.prodigy.com ...
Please provide me the information when it is not in the correct
newsgroups. I have been using C and C++ language for a long time when it is
time for me to learn Win32 API functions that they can be written in C and
C++ language.
Please give me an advice where I should post to discuss this topic to
the correct newsgroups. Also, where can I obtain the best textbook to learn
and understand how Win32 API functions work in C / C++ language. Thanks...

Bryan Parkoff


Start learning MFC. MSDN library is the bible of win programming so read some of it
because it's BIG. www.msdn.com Best way is to learn WTL Windows template library
or older ATL - but IMHO thats old school. MFC is faster and you can do 99% of
what ATL/WTL does. Of course ATL is much faster and cleaner but the code is big and
it can get you tired. What applications are you up to program BTW?

Uf
Jul 22 '05 #5
"Bryan Parkoff" <no****@nospam.com> wrote in message
news:0n****************@newssvr30.news.prodigy.com
Please provide me the information when it is not in the correct
newsgroups. I have been using C and C++ language for a long time
when it is time for me to learn Win32 API functions that they can be
written in C and C++ language.
Please give me an advice where I should post to discuss this topic
to the correct newsgroups. Also, where can I obtain the best
textbook to learn and understand how Win32 API functions work in C /
C++ language. Thanks...
Bryan Parkoff


The standard first book on Win32 for C programmers is:

http://www.charlespetzold.com/pw5/

This introduces the basics of the Win32 API. The API is gigantic, so you
will later need to progress to the MSDN library, which is included with VC++
and is online here

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp

For a C++ interface to the Win32 API (which is mainly C, but uses C++ in
some of its more recent additions --- also COM, which is another story),
Microsoft offers both MFC (Microsoft Foundation Classes) and ATL/WTL (Active
Template Library/Windows Template Library). There are also some third party
libraries.

Newsgroups:

comp.os.ms-windows.programmer.win32
microsoft.public.vc.language
microsoft.public.vc.mfc
microsoft.public.vc.atl
microsoft.public.win32.programmer.ui
microsoft.public.win32.programmer.gdi

as well as about 100 other groups in the microsoft.public.* heirarchy that
are relevant to some aspect of Win32 programming.
--
John Carson
1. To reply to email address, remove donald
2. Don't reply to email address (post here instead)

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