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Money better spent elsewhere,
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This review is from: Visual C++ 6 Unleashed (Hardcover)
I have not found much use for this book. It provides a rapid-fire introduction to many VC++ topics, but not much more. Several important details are left out, there are quite a few errors througout the book, and the examples are of no real value. I have tried to use the book as a quick reference many times, but have given up entirely and gone quickly to Richter, Swanke, Prosise, or Solomon. I was able to use it recently to add some wieght to a linoleum patch I applied to the master bathroom floor - no kidding.
Knowing what I do now, I wouldn't waste my money on this book. Instead, check out Prosise MFC 2nd Ed. (indispensible), MFC Internals (misc. authors), Jeff Richter's (superb) Win2k references, Swanke's VC++ MFC by Example, and Solomon's Inside W2K. Each text mentioned is a must-have, IMHO, with special mention of Swanke's MFC by Example, which has earned me a couple of "cool, how did you do that"s from fellow developers.
Hope this helps and good luck.