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The listing below is intended to demonstrate the variety of books and
periodicals on the market today that discuss programming for the
Microsoft Windows operating system. The publications are listed in
alphabetical order by title. None of these publications is recommended
over any other, nor over any that are absent from the list. Each of
the publications has its own strengths and weaknesses. Before making
any purchase, examine the publication to see if it meets your needs.
All prices listed were copied from the cover.

You may distribute this list freely, provided that you do not make any
changes to it.

Please send any additions, updates, or corrections to the author at
one of the following email addresses:

Matt Leber
CompuServe: 76150,2546
Internet: [email protected]

Some of the products included here are manufactured by vendors
independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise,
regarding these products' performance or reliability.

More Information:

Last update: 5 October 1992

BOOKS
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Advanced Windows Programming
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Author: Martin Heller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
ISBN: 0-471-54711-5
Price: $32.95 (U.S.)
Contents: Displaying and Printing DIBs, Exploiting the Clipboard,
Exploiting DDE (Dynamic Data Exchange) and OLE (Object
Linking and Embedding), Debugging, Custom Edit Controls, A
Rich Text Edit Control, Tiling a Bitmap, Porting.


Borland C++ Programming for Windows
-----------------------------------

Authors: Peter Norton and Paul Yao
Publisher: Bantam Computer Books
ISBN: 0-553-35143-5
Price: $29.95 (U.S.)
Subjects: Borland Application Framework for Windows (OWL -- Object
Windows Library). Assumes knowledge of C++ and teaches the
organization of the OWL libraries and making OWL work with
Windows.


Developing Windows 3.1 Applications with Microsoft C/C++ - Second Edition
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Author: Brent Rector
Publisher: SAMS
ISBN: 0-672-30166-0
Price: $39.95 (U.S.), $49.95 (Canada)
Subjects: Text Output, Graphical Output, Keyboard Input, Mouse
Input, Timer Input, Controls, Dialog Boxes, Menus and
Accelerators, Icons, String Resources, Printing, Memory
Management, Fonts, Dynamic-Link Libraries (DLLs), Custom
Controls, Multiple Document Interface (MDI), Dynamic Data
Exchange (DDE), Dynamic Data Exchange Management Library (DDEML).


DLLs and Memory Management
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Author: Mike Klein
Publisher: SAMS
ISBN: 0-672-30236-5
Price: $34.95 (U.S.) - $43.95 (Canada)
Subjects: Windows Fundamentals, Processor and Memory fundamentals,
Program and Module Fundamentals, Memory Management,
Library design ideas, Dialog and Custom Control Design


High-Performance C Graphics Programming for Windows
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Author: Lee Adams
Publisher: Windcrest/McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 0-8306-3790-7
Price: $24.95
Subjects: Windows Programming, Graphics, Mouse, Color, Fonts,
Clipboard and Metafiles, Printer Programming,
Principles of 3D Programming, Interactive 3D Programming,
Principles of animation, Display animation, Kinematic
animation, Principles of image processing, practical image
processing techniques


Microsoft C/C++ Class Libraries User's Guide
--------------------------------------------

Author: Microsoft
Publisher: Microsoft
ISBN: N/A
Price: Included with version 7.0 of the Microsoft C/C++
Optimizing Compiler.
Subjects: The Microsoft Foundation Class Library Tutorial, The
Microsoft Foundation Class Library Cookbook (General-
Purpose Classes, The CObject Class, Collections, Files and
Serialization, Diagnostics, Exceptions, Application
Design, Window Management, Dialogs and Control Windows,
Graphics, User Input), Microsoft iostream Class Library
Tutorial.


Microsoft C/C++ Class Libraries Reference
-----------------------------------------

Author: Microsoft
Publisher: Microsoft
ISBN: N/A
Price: Included with version 7.0 of the Microsoft C/C++
Optimizing Compiler.
Subjects: Introduction to the Microsoft Foundation Class Library
(Windows Development with the Microsoft Foundation
Classes, General-Purpose Foundation Classes, Macros and
Global Functions, Diagnostic Services, Exception
Processing, Message Map Cross-Reference, Structures and
Enumerated Values for Windows), The Microsoft Foundation
Class Library Reference, The Microsoft iostream Class
Library Reference.


Microsoft Windows 3 Developer's Workshop
----------------------------------------

Author: Richard Wilton
Publisher: Microsoft Press
ISBN: 1-55615-244-2
Price: $24.95 (U.S.)
Subjects: Windows Design, Debugging, Dynamic-Link Libraries (DLLs),
Custom Controls, Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE), Subclassing.


Microsoft Windows 3.1 Guide to Programming
------------------------------------------

Author: Microsoft
Publisher: Microsoft Press
ISBN: 1-55615-452-6
Price: Included with the Microsoft Windows Software Development
Kit or available separately for $29.95 (U.S.).
Subjects: A helpful introduction to the Windows API in version 3.1
for the experienced C programmer. Detailed instruction and
examples. Topics include processing input and output,
creating the necessary components of a Windows-based
application, managing memory, using dynamic-link libraries
(DLLs) and dynamic data exchange (DDE), and working with
fonts and printers.


Microsoft Windows 3.1 Programmer's Reference, Volume 1: Overview
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Author: Microsoft
Publisher: Microsoft Press
ISBN: 1-55615-453-4
Price: Included with the Microsoft Windows Software Development
Kit or available separately for $29.95 (U.S.).
Subjects: An examination of all the Windows management, graphics,
and system services as well as the extension libraries
that are a part of the API. In addition, there is
instruction on modifying specific Microsoft Windows 3.1-
based applications: Control Panel, File Manager, and
others.


Microsoft Windows 3.1 Programmer's Reference, Volume 2: Functions
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Author: Microsoft
Publisher: Microsoft Press
ISBN: 1-55615-463-1
Price: Included with the Microsoft Windows Software Development
Kit or available separately for $39.95 (U.S.).
Subjects: A detailed reference to the API functions. Includes
information on various function groups as well as an
alphabetic reference to each function. Data includes
syntax, statement of purpose, input parameters, return
values, and comments.


Microsoft Windows 3.1
Programmer's Reference, Volume 3: Messages, Structures, and Macros
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Author: Microsoft
Publisher: Microsoft Press
ISBN: 1-55615-464-X
Price: Included with the Microsoft Windows Software Development
Kit or available separately for $29.95 (U.S.).
Subjects: Comprehensive review of additional elements of the API:
data types; structures; macros, printer escape codes; DDE
transactions; and File Manager, Control Panel, common
dialog boxes, and installable driver messages.


Microsoft Windows 3.1 Programmer's Reference, Volume 4: Resources
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Author: Microsoft
Publisher: Microsoft Press
ISBN: 1-55615-494-1
Price: Included with the Microsoft Windows Software Development
Kit or available separately for $22.95 (U.S.).
Subjects: Descriptions of the many Microsoft Windows file formats in
version 3.1 as well as reference pages for several built-
in tools. Reference-page topics include resource-
definition statements, assembly language macros, and
Windows Help statements and macros.


Microsoft Windows 3.1 Programming Tools
---------------------------------------

Author: Microsoft
Publisher: Microsoft Press
ISBN: 1-55615-454-2
Price: Included with the Microsoft Windows Software Development
Kit or available separately for $22.95 (U.S.).
Subjects: Detailed information and instruction for using built-in
software development tools that are part of the Microsoft
Windows SDK. Topics include creating and compiling
resources, debugging applications, analyzing data, and
compressing and decompressing data.


Object Oriented Programming for Windows
---------------------------------------

Author: Ernest R. Tello
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 0-471-52754-8
Price: $29.95
Subjects: Introduction to Windows, Object Oriented Programming -
What is it?, Object-Oriented Languages and Development
Tools, Windows 3.0 software development, Introduction
to the Actor programming system, Object-Oriented user
interfaces for Windows, Object-Oriented Graphics
programming for Windows, Programming with Object Graphics


Peter Norton's Windows 3.1 Power Programming Techniques, 2nd Edition
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Authors: Peter Norton and Paul Yao
Publisher: Bantam Computer Books
ISBN: 0-553-37062-6
Price: $34.95 (U.S), $43.95 (Canada), L31.99 (Great Britain)
Subjects: Text Output, Messaging, Graphical Output, Keyboard Input,
Mouse Input, Controls, Dialog Boxes, Menus and
Accelerators, Icons, String Resources, Printing, Memory
Management, Far Heap Management, Dynamic-Link Libraries
(DLLs).


Programmer's Introduction to Windows 3.1
----------------------------------------

Authors: Brian Myers and Chris Doner
Publisher: Sybex Inc.
ISBN: 0-7821-1034-7
Price: US $34.95 (includes disk)
Subjects: Basic Concepts, Memory Management, Multimedia, Device-
Independent Bitmaps and Palettes, Sending DIBs to
Printer/Files/Clipboard, Smooth Animation, Palette
Animation, Fonts, TrueType, Drag-and-Drop, Owner-Draw
Controls, Subclassing, Transparent Bitmaps, Message
Crackers, Metafiles, Mapping Modes, Timers, Menus and
Accelerators, Dialog Boxes and Controls, Dialog Box as
Main Window, Win32 Portability, OLE.


Programming Windows 3.1
-----------------------

Author: Charles Petzold
Publisher: Microsoft Press
ISBN: 1-55615-395-3
Price: $49.95 (U.S.)
Subjects: Text Output, Graphical Output, Keyboard Input, Mouse
Input, Timer Input, Controls, Dialog Boxes, Menus and
Accelerators, Icons, Bitmaps, String Resources, Printing,
Window Subclassing, Memory Management, Fonts, Dynamic-Link
Libraries (DLLs), Multiple Document Interface (MDI),
Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE).


Undocumented Windows
--------------------

Author: Andrew Schulman, David Maxey, Matt Pietrek
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
ISBN: 0-201-60834-0
Price: $39.95

Subjects: General Use of undocumented Windows API's, Examining
Windows Executables, Disassembling Windows, Tools for
Exploring Windows, KERNEL: Windows System Services, USER:
Microsoft Windows User Interface, Undocumented Windows
Messages, GDI, SYSTEM, ToolHelp: A partial replacement
for Undocumented Windows


Windows++
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Author: Paul Dilascia
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
ISBN: 0-201-60891-X
Price: $29.95 (U.S.), $38.95 (Canada)
Subtitle: Writing Reusable Windows Code in C++


Windows 3: A Developer's Guide
------------------------------

Author: Jeffrey M. Richter
Publisher: M&T Books
ISBN: 1-55851-164-4
Price: $39.95 (U.S.)
Subjects: Anatomy of a Window, Subclassing and Superclassing,
Controls, Dialog Boxes, Printing, Custom Controls,
Multiple Document Interface (MDI), Dynamic Data Exchange
(DDE) with Program Manager, Tasks, Message Queues, Message
Hooks.


Windows 3.1 Intern
------------------

Authors: Juergen Baer and Irene Bauder
Publisher: Abacus
ISBN: 1-55755-159-6
Price: $49.95 (U.S.) / $64.95 (Canada)
Subjects: Memory Management, Keyboard and Mouse input, Output,
Printing, TrueType Fonts, Resources, Controls, Scroll
Bars, Common Dialog Boxes, Mapping Mode, Bitmaps, The
Clipboard, File Management, Dynamic Link Libraries, The
Help System, MDI, System registration database, OLE,
QuickCase:W, The DOS Protected Mode Interface, Windows API
Functions, Windows Messages, Windows Data Structures


Windows 3.1 Programmer's Reference
----------------------------------

Author: James W. McCord
Publisher: Que
ISBN: 0-88022-787-7
Price: $39.95 (U.S.)
Contents: A complete reference to all SDK functions, Windows
Programming Basics, GDI, Resources, The Keyboard and
Windows, The Mouse and Windows, Windows and Child Windows,
Memory Management and Windows, MDI, and DLLs.


Windows 3.1 Programming
-----------------------

Authors: William H. Murray, III and Chris H. Pappas
Publisher: Osborne McGraw Hill
ISBN: 0-07-881855-9
Price: $39.95
Subjects: Windows Concepts and Terminology, Accessing the Windows
Environment, Writing Simple Windows Programs, Designing
Icons, Cursors, and Bitmaps, Developing Menus and
Keyboard Accelerators, Dialog Boxes for Data Entry,
Working with Fonts, Graphics Concepts and Drawing
Primitives, Plotting Mathematical and Scientific Charts,
Designing Pie, Bar, and Line Charts, Animation, Screen
Savers, Multi-Media sound, Borland's ObjectWindows,
Developing Borland C++ ObjectWindows Applications with
Resources, Understanding the Microsoft Foundation Class
Library for Object Oriented Programming, Developing
Microsoft C++ Foundation Class Library Applications


Windows 3.0 Programming Primer
------------------------------

Author: Alan Southerton
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
ISBN: 0-201-55078-4
Price: $34.95 (U.S.)
Subjects: Windows, Menus, Dialog Boxes, GDI Graphics, GDI Text,
General GDI.


Windows API Bible
-----------------

Author: James L. Conger
Publisher: Waite Group Press
ISBN: 1-878739-15-8
Price: $39.95 (U.S.) / $49.95 (Canada)
Subjects: Windows Support Functions, Menus, Scroll Bars, Mouse and
Cursor functions, Keyboard Support, Message Processing
Functions, Windows Messages, Device Contexts, Text Output,
Printing, Color Palette Control, Dialog Boxes, Memory
Management, Bitmaps, Icons, The Clipboard, Sound
Functions, Character Sets and Strings, File Access,
Communications Functions, Atom Functions, Metafiles, The
Timer, Resources, Execution Profiling and Debugging, Help
File Support, DLL's, MDI, DDE


Windows Programmer's Guide To Microsoft Foundation Class Library
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Author: Namir Clement Shammas
Publisher: SAMS
ISBN: 0-672-30067-2
Price: $34.95 (U.S.) / $43.95 (Canada)
Subjects: MFC Basics, Creating basic MFC Applications, Basic
Windows Objects, Scrolling Windows, MFC Controls, Grouped
Controls, Scroll Bars, List Boxes, Combo Boxes, Dialog
Boxes, Standard Dialog Boxes, MDI Windows, Controls
Resource Script


Windows Programmer's Guide To OLE/DDE
-------------------------------------

Author: Jeffrey D. Clark
Publisher: SAMS
ISBN: 0-672-30226-8
Price: $34.95
Subjects: Dynamic Data Exchange Concepts, DDEML Conversation
Management, DDEML Transaction Management, DDEML Monitor
Applications, Object Linking and Embedding Concepts, OLE
Server Applications, OLE Client Applications, Object
Handlers


Windows Programmer's Guide To Resources
---------------------------------------

Author: Alex Leavens
Publisher: SAMS
ISBN: 0-672-30097-4
Price: $34.95 (U.S.) / $43.95 (Canada)
Subjects: Windows Graphics Resources: An Overview, Display Context,
Device Dependent Bitmaps, Device Independent Bitmaps,
Icons, Cursors, Bitmap Buttons, Menu Resources


Windows System Programming
--------------------------

Authors: Peter Wilken and Dirk Honekamp
Publisher: Abacus
ISBN: 1-55755-116-2
Price: $39.95 (U.S.)
Subjects: Windows Applications Basics, Text Output, Dialog Boxes,
Displaying Graphics, Colors and Bitmaps, Multiple Document
Interface (MDI), Clipboard, Timer, Dynamic Data Exchange
(DDE), Hooks, Printing, The Serial Interface, Dynamic-Link
Libraries (DLLs), Windows Memory Management.


Writing Windows Device Drivers
------------------------------

Author: Daniel A. Norton
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
ISBN: 0-201-57795-X
Price: $29.92 (U.S.), $38.95 (Canada)
Subjects: Windows Operating Modes, GDI-The Graphics Display
Interface, Printer and Plotter Drivers, Display Drivers,
System Drivers, Virtual Device Drivers, Virtual Driver
Services, System Virtual Drivers, Nonstandard Device
Drivers, Driver Installation.


PERIODICALS
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Microsoft Systems Journal
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ISSN: 0889-9932
Address: Circulation Department
P.O. Box 1903
Marion, OH 44305
Phone: (800) 669-1002


Windows/MS-DOS Developer's Journal
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ISSN:
Address: 1601 West 23rd Street, Suite 200
P.O. Box 3127
Lawrence, KS 66046-0127
Phone: (913) 841-1631
Fax: (913) 841-2624


Windows Tech Journal
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ISSN:
Address: P.O. Box 70167
Eugene, OR 97401-0110
Phone: (800) 234-0386
Fax: (503) 746-0071


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