Windows Programming Annotated Archives

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9780072121230: Windows Programming Annotated Archives

Windows Programming Annotated Archives unlocks the secrets that master Windows programmers use to make their programs sizzle. Windows is a complex and difficult programming environment. Often, to achieve professional results, the programmer must go beyond the obvious and employ innovative, high-powered techniques. This is exactly the type of code provided in this book.

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Bestselling computer author Herb Schildt's Windows Programming: Annotated Archives delivers useful (and even entertaining) code samples for Windows C/C++ programmers using Win32 C APIs. Illustrated with short, effective programs that show off basic (and several advanced) concepts, this book provides a worthwhile guide to some essential aspects of Windows Win32 C programming, with particularly good coverage of 2D graphics.

It is the simple and useful code examples that make up the heart of this book. Early sections cover working with menus and 2D graphics, text output in Windows (including a clever Windows version of a printf() function), animation, more efficient screen repainting, and screensavers. Other topics include working with Windows hooks and using threads and basic Microsoft Telephony API (TAPI) programming. The author's well-known clarity of presentation is in ample evidence in this book, with easy-to-follow explanations of using Windows C API functions for these various programming tasks. Each chapter also closes with hints on using the same APIs and techniques with MFC (which will make this book useful to C++ programmers too).

For any beginning or intermediate Windows programmer who wants to learn more about Win32 C API essentials, Windows Programming: Annotated Archives can be a useful and fun title for exploring new facets of Windows development. --Richard Dragan

Topics covered: Win32 C API programming, basic and advanced menus, advanced text output, optimizing Windows graphics, double-buffering, 2D animation and sprites, multithreading, mouse and keyboard programming, Windows hooks, printing, screensavers, TAPI, creating DLLs, and using Win32 C APIs with MFC.

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The ultimate collection of streamlined Code and expert techniques for windows programming. Speed program development using this ready-made toolkit of performance-boosting code. Grand Master programming author Herb Schildt unleashes the hidden power of Windows 2000, NT, 95, and 98 with the ready-to-use programs, subsystems, and utilities in Windows Programming Annotated Archives. Herb's detailed annotations enable you to easily customize the book's code to fit your high-performance application needs--and make your programs sizzle. All aspects of Windows applications development are covered, from the latest menu techniques to telephony, DLLs, and multithreaded multitasking. The latest solutions to many nagging Windows problems, such as efficient screen repainting, animation, and printing are also shown and extensively explained. In-depth sections on managing the keyboard and the mouse, using message hooks, creating screen savers, and working with multiple monitors show you how to spice up your Windows applications. The bonus CD-ROM contains all of the book's source code and applications, ready to be expanded and tweaked to meet your programming needs--saving you valuable programming time. All code is written in standard C++, ensuring maximum portability.

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