Sunday, December 21, 1997 at 4:13:38 PM Pacific
Brent Simmons, ProgrammerFrom Brent Simmons, firstname.lastname@example.org:
I just got Visual C++ 5.0 and I'm looking forward to learning how to program on Windows. I've been writing Mac code exclusively until now.
I'm looking for recommendations for books. I have four books in mind:
1) A general introduction to Windows-specific programming. How is a Windows handle unlike a Mac handle, what are the more common Windows toolbox calls, etc. I don't need to learn C or C++, I just need to learn about Windows.
2) An introduction to MFC. If this anywhere near as big as PowerPlant, and it appears to be, a tutorial/reference would be great.
3) A guide to writing ActiveX controls. Mainly I'm interested in the sort-of leaner type that I'd embed in a web page, but I'm also interested in how I can use them in my applications and so on.
4) A guide to inter-application communications. I'm a little puzzled between COM, DCOM, ActiveX, DDE, Active Scripting, etc. I've got a fairly good grip on Mac IAC, but it doesn't seem to translate at all. (No Apple events on Windows, duh.)
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