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Win32 Programming

Win32 Programming (Hardback)

By Rector, Brent E.
By Newcomer, Joseph M.

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Looks at the user interface and graphics aspects of the Windows API and demonstrates how to use the API effectively. This book covers many low-level operating system functions and facilities. It provides information on various aspects of Windows GUI programming, such as: windows ... read full description below.

ISBN 9780201634921
Barcode 9780201634921
Published 6 January 1997 by Pearson Education (US)
Format Hardback
Series Advanced Windows
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ISBN-13 9780201634921
ISBN-10 0201634929
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher Pearson Education (US)
Imprint Addison Wesley
Publication Date 6 January 1997
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Rector, Brent E.
By Newcomer, Joseph M.
Series Advanced Windows
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Microsoft Windows operating system
Computer Programming
Number of Pages 1568
Dimensions Width: 195mm
Height: 244mm
Spine: 59mm
Weight 2,490g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Windows (Computer programs), Programming (Electronic computers)
NBS Text Computing: Professional & Programming
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey Code 005.42882
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Windows developers: a thorough understanding of the Windows API will enable you to create applications that are elegant, efficient, and powerful. Comprehensive and detailed-with over 140, 000 lines of code included on the accompanying CD-ROM-Win32 Programming is your ultimate resource. Concentrating exclusively on 32-bit programming, it offers an in-depth look at the user interface and graphics aspects of the Windows API and demonstrates how to use the API effectively. In addition, many low-level operating system functions and facilities are covered. You will find comprehensive information on all aspects of Windows GUI programming, such as: * Windows Controls, including the common controls * GDI, including new features like transformations and geometric pens * Printing, including a reusable print engine * Common dialogs, including customization *Background processing, including synchronization In addition, the book covers such important advanced topics as creation of Dynamic Link Libraries, storage management, windows subclassing, the Multiple Document Interface (MDI), and threads and their synchronization. The CD-ROM is a gold mine of useful programs, with a C template you can copy to create your own Windows applications and dozens of programs called Explorers written in C++/MFC that demonstrate the Windows API in action. The Explorers let you tweak individual parameters of the API functions and immediately see the effects. More than just an introductory book, Win32 Programming is a reference to many of the more obscure and sometimes incomprehensible advanced features of the user interface and graphics subsystems. It is useful not only for C programmers but also for C++/MFC programmers because the API forms the basis for most MFC methods. The book's extensive and comprehensive index means you will never again have to search through pages of examples to find the example of the API function you want to see. This book is designed both to teach basic Windows programming and to be a useful companion for years to come. 0201634929B04062001

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Author's Bio

Brent E. Rector is President of Wise Owl Consulting, Inc., a firm that specializes in Windows/COM development and consulting. He also teaches classes on COM, ATL, and MTS for DevelopMentor, a leading COM education firm. He received the Microsoft Annual MVP (Most Valuable Professional) award for his contributions to CompuServe's Windows forums. Joseph M. Newcomer is head of The Joseph M. Newcomer Company, where he specializes in Windows application design, device drivers, and real-time and embedded systems. He has considerable experience in compiler and operating system design and implementation. A frequent contributor to Dr. Dobb's Journal, he has also written several books, including Win32 Programming (with Brent Rector, Addison-Wesley). In addition to his consulting practice, he serves as adjunct senior scientist at Carnegie Mellon University and has been an active contributor to CompuServe and Internet Windows online forums. Dr. Newcomer is one of the principal authors of IDL: The Language and Its Implementation, and is co-inventor on several patents on distributed information technology. In recognition of these contributions, he was named a Most Valuable Professional (MVP) by Microsoft. 0201634929AB04062001

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