What's Not Covered

It's not possible to cover every aspect of Windows-based programming in a single book. We exclude topics that depend on special-purpose hardware and software, such as MAPI, TAPI, and communications port access. We do cover using ActiveX controls in an application, but we'll defer the subject of writing ActiveX controls to Adam Denning and his ActiveX Controls Inside Out (Microsoft Press, 1997). We get you started with 32-bit memory management, DLL theory, and multithreaded programming techniques, but you need to get the third edition of Jeffrey Richter's Advanced Windows (Microsoft Press, 1997) if you're serious about these subjects. Another useful book is MFC Internals by George Shepherd and Scot Wingo (Addison-Wesley, 1996).