On Wed, 11 Jul 2012 11:38:44 -0700 (PDT), Harry Potter
Post by Harry Potter
I started one or two simple, dialog-based Win32 programs a while ago. Now, I want to create a few other simple programs, including some that require changing the system registry. For now, I'm just looking for a good recommendation of a book I could get from eBay, as my only internet download site's speed is a dial-up. I have C++ 6.0 and OW 1.9, and my software should be doable on Win95. Thank you for listening.
The usual recommendation is Petzold. He put out multiple editions,
sometimes with help.
I prefer Rector and Newcomer "Win32 Programming".
For widest compatibility, use straight Win32 (no MFC) and make sure
you don't use any functions that are supported only a few versions of
Windows. Supporting Win95 will definitely be a bit of a challenge. I
finally put in a few compiler directives (#ifdef) so I could use the
same source code while building separate executables for Win 95 and
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