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Programming Windows
Petzold, Charles, 1953-
Personal Author:
Fifth edition.
Publication Information:
Redmond, Wash. : Microsoft Press, [1999]

Physical Description:
xxiii, 1479 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm + 1 computer laser optical disc (4 3/4 in.).
General Note:
Rev. ed. of: Programming Windows 95. 4th ed. c1996.

Includes index.
Format :


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Material Type
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QA76.76.O63 P533 1999 Book and Software Set Central Closed Stacks

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Look it up in Petzold remains the decisive last word in answering questions about Windows development. And in PROGRAMMING WINDOWS, FIFTH EDITION, the esteemed Windows Pioneer Award winner revises his classic text with authoritative coverage of the latest versions of the Windows operating system once again drilling down to the essential API heart of Win32 programming. Topics include: The basics input, output, dialog boxes An introduction to Unicode Graphics drawing, text and fonts, bitmaps and metafiles The kernel and the printer Sound and music Dynamic-link libraries Multitasking and multithreading The Multiple-Document Interface Programming for the Internet and intranets

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.

An electronic version of this book is available on the companion CD.

For customers who purchase an ebook version of this title, instructions for downloading the CD files can be found in the ebook."

Author Notes

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: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software; and more than a dozen other books.

Table of Contents

Author's Note
Part I The Basics
Chapter 1 Getting Started
Chapter 2 An Introduction to Unicode
Chapter 3 Windows and Messages
Chapter 4 An Exercise in Text Output
Chapter 5 Basic Drawing
Chapter 6 The Keyboard
Chapter 7 The Mouse
Chapter 8 The Timer
Chapter 9 Child Window Controls
Chapter 10 Menus and Other Resources
Chapter 11 Dialog Boxes
Chapter 12 The Clipboard
Part II More Graphics
Chapter 13 Using the Printer
Chapter 14 Bitmaps and Bitblts
Chapter 15 The Device-Independent Bitmap
Chapter 16 The Palette Manager
Chapter 17 Text and Fonts
Chapter 18 Metafiles
Part III Advanced Topics
Chapter 19 The Multiple-Document Interface
Chapter 20 Multitasking and Multithreading
Chapter 21 Dynamic-Link Libraries
Chapter 22 Sound and Music
Chapter 23 A Taste of the Internet