ISBN: X; Microsoft Press; November 11, ; pages. If you have a question about the 5th edition of Programming Windows, or if you’ve. Charles Petzold Microsoft Press books are available through booksellers and exist for writing Win32 desktop applications, including the 5th edition .. the 4th edition (, Windows 95) and 5th edition (, Windows. this “10th Anniversary Edition” of Programming Windows is the best edition yet. In the fall of , Microsoft Press will publish Charles Petzold’s first book for Windows 98 was released in June and has a number of.

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Back in the day and perhaps still true todayCharles Petzold ‘s Programming Windows was the definitive source for learning to program Windows. The book is so old that even I used it to learn Windows programming, back when everything was bit and uphill both ways.

The most recent edition is Programming Windows, 5th Editionwhich was published way back in What has he been doing since then? Hey, I could pgess be right: Perhaps he could subtitle his book The New Old Thing. Now it gets really interesting: If you order the Release Preview eBook, then it comes with a free upgrade to the final eBook.

Can it get even more interesting than that? Because the price of getting in on the action increases the longer you wait.

But in order to take advantage of this offer, you have to follow the instructions on this blog entry from Microsoft Press and read the mandatory legal mumbo-jumbo, because the lawyers always get their say. And it’s a good thing I turned them down, because imagine if I decided to write the book and found that Charles Petzold was coming out of retirement to write his own book.


My book would have done even worse than my first bookwhich didn’t even have any competition!

Programming Windows®, Fifth Edition [Book]

Charles Petzold did not pay me to write this, nor did he offer me a cut of his royalties for shilling his book. But that doesn’t mean I won’t accept it! Are you listening, Charles? Or even better, use the C as reference, and use whatever language you like. For me the opposite.

Sadly if you order the Home Basic or Home Premium editions you will not have access to even-numbered pages, section titles or the index, and the maximum font size will be 8pt. Uh, sounds a bit fishy to me.

I guess technically both books teach you how to “Program Windows”, but the APIs are so dramatically different that it doesn’t seem microoft to publish it under chsrles same title.

He should change it to something like “Programming Windows via Windows Runtime”. I won’t be surprised in the least when design-once-compile-to-everything tools for Android and iOS development add Windows 8 to their target set. Ah, Programing Windows, one of the core books I used when learning Win32 back in prigramming day I had both 4th and 5th edition. Your list of Petzold’s amazing Hawaiian output excludes the page ebook “Programming Windows Phone 7” http: Your book is sitting on my shelf next to Windows Internals, that’s gotta count for something: I’m confused about all the people confused by the “Sixth Edition” part of things.

A lot has happened in 14 years. That’s a really cool model for selling a book. I bought a copy, if for no other reason than to see more books do this.

Programming Windows®, Fifth Edition

I have Petzold’s “Programming Windows with C ” from ; I wonder why this isn’t counted as the next edition editiom that series. Didn’t realize I had to provide a comprehensive list.

Although both books are packed in the box now. My current flat is too small for having bookselves.

Programming Windows – Charles Petzold – Google Books

I guess that’s my problem, I thought this mjcrosoft an updated version of the much earlier books to cover win32 in windows 8 but that’s not what this book is. I’m sure it’s a great book but not the one I want: Perhaps one day I might need it ; So thanks for the tip! I think really the reason why most of us were expecting a book without so much C is the way Raymond set it up in his post!


Also, look at his publishing history http: Why publish those books under their own titles and this one under an already established title? This new book should be called “Programming Windows Runtime” or whatever instead of hijacking a previous series.

Programming Windows

The first three editions were not Win32; that didn’t appear in any form until the fourth edition that addressed Windows Only the fifth edition could be considered completely Win Although I was asked to do another edition for. Maybe I’ll send you an autographed copy of my book use it to raise up your monitor another inch and I’ll send a long a copy of your book and return mailer.

You can get the following excellent MFC books from Amazon. Proise’s book follows a very similar organization that mirrors Petzold’s “Programming Windows” series.

Here’s where it gets interesting. May 17, at 7: I want Bitlocker says: May 17, at 8: May 17, at 9: May 17, at Not a 6th edition says: May 17, at 1: May 17, at 2: May 18, at 1: May 18, at 8: May 18, at 9: May 18, at 7: May 21, at