- Series: Microsoft Programming Series
- Paperback: 989 pages
- Publisher: Microsoft Press (June 1, 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1556159021
- ISBN-13: 978-1556159022
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.8 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.5 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 12 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,874,107 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Programming Windows 95 with MFC: Create Programs for Windows Quickly with the Microsoft Foundation Class Library (Microsoft Programming Series) Paperback – June 1, 1996
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This is a book for programmers seriously interested in learning to program for Windows 95/98 in MFC, not for people who don't even know how to run a C++ compiler or think programmers do any real work with the cheesy VC++ "wizards".
I would say that this is a "must have" MFC book for new MFC programmers, except that it is getting out of date. It doesn't have beans for coverage of the newer WIN32 common controls, anything on database programming (DAO/ADO), and basically doesn't cover MFC 4.2. For new purchasers, I would wait for the next edition, which was supposed to be out in the spring of 1998, (I have had it on back order for months). Many updates are greatly needed to cover programming for Windows 95, 98, and NT 4.0. In particular, Document/View GUI applications of any serious complexity frequently involve a database, so the lack of any coverage of DAO is pretty limiting.
In Chapter 13, there is a program called Wanderer. This nice program teaches us how to traverse the directories using MFC. However, the usage of the function "CloseHandle" in this program is wrong. The function "FindClose" should have been used instead.
Because I've trusted the code segment given in the book, I've lost a day in vain in trying to find a bug in "my" code.
I am sure that I am not the first one who found this bug. If the author is aware of this bug, I wonder why he didn't publish an errata in the web pages of mspress. This could save me (and I believe others) a lot of time.
Since the e-mail address of the author given in the book (firstname.lastname@example.org) is unreachable (the mailbox is full), I currently cannot contact the author about this bug.
Anyway, it's a good book but beware of this bug.