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Books, Links and Documentation


Programming Windows. The definitive guide to the Win32 API.

by Charles Petzold.

If you want to write Windows programs you need this book.

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Petzold source
Peter Stadler has done a tremendous job by translating the example programs in Charles Petzold's book "Programming Windows 95" from Visual C++ to Modula-2, both for StonyBrook and XDS Modula-2. You can download the source from his site.

On line documentation

MSDN Online
This site includes full Win32 API documentation and can be accessed freely. Before asking someone for help, do a search in MSDN first.

Win32 API Help file

Win32.hlp (large download: 15.6 Mb zipped).
This help file includes a complete overview and reference of the Win32 API.

C programming language Links

Allmost all books (including Petzold's) and source code examples for Windows programming you will find, will be in C. You therefore at least will have to have a basic understanding of this language.

C Language Tutorial

C programming language Books

C Programming Language (2nd Edition)

by Brian W. Kernighan, Dennis Ritchie, Dennis M. Ritchie .

This book, written by the developers of C, presents a complete guide to ANSI standard C language programming..

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