- Series: Unleashed
- Paperback: 1069 pages
- Publisher: Sams; Subsequent edition (June 1, 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0672310139
- ISBN-13: 978-0672310133
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 2.2 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,766,274 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Visual C++ 5 Unleashed Subsequent Edition
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Programmers tend to be book junkies. If you're a C++ programmer, Visual C++ 5 Unleashed is an excellent investment that you'll use again and again. Designed to be a how-to compendium on a wide range of important topics, this 1,000-page book is aimed specifically at experienced C++ programmers.
Using a consistent and effective presentation, this book introduces basic and advanced topics and shows you how to implement these topics with complete application source codes. Each of the book's nine parts includes several chapters that cover each category completely. The book begins with a description of the Visual C++ development system and then presents the windows architecture, Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC), OLE, database programming, coding for network protocols such as TCP/IP, and multimedia topics. This guide also features information on building context-sensitive help and extending the environment with custom AppWizards.
The included CD-ROM contains the sample source code presented in the book as well as some useful debugging utilities. One of the strong points of this tutorial is the completeness of its code; all code snippets in the text are part of complete applications, which are all included on the CD-ROM. This should rank as a must-have weapon in a C++ programmer's arsenal.
From the Publisher
This is the perfect book for advanced Visual C++ programmers. Its 1,100 pages explore the most advanced topics while its enclosed CD-ROM allows the user to quickly learn by working through the programs in the book. It not only covers the new release of Visual C++ and its capabilities but also teaches LAN programming, OLE, DLLs, OLE Automation, and how to update old programs to the new version of Visual C++. - Explores the capabilities of the new Visual C++ release
- Provides extensive information on such advanced topics as I/O timers, LAN Programming, and Windows 95
- CD-ROM contains source code and illustrative programs from the book
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A word to the wise: be wary of books that have the name of a compiler in the title. I learned this the hard way!!
What I liked especially, and what is seldomly found in other books of this nature is that the started the book with creating Windows programs from scratch without using MFC. And a lot of times when introducing new MFC- concepts MFC-threads, MFC-Internet classes, the author first shows us the "Core Windows way" of doing things.
Mainly because the authors ability to explain what happens underneath I feel this book is worth reading.
I really loved writing windows-NT services in plain c++ - Without a single component!
Chapter 8 is the best introduction to the "HELLO, WORLD" scenario that I've seen ... period. I found the treatment of several advanced topics, especially Graphics and multimedia, to be quite well done also.
The one item I didn't particularly like was the (constant) suggestion to compile the included examples from the command line instead of from the graphical interface provided.
The first part of the book is explaining the Visual C++ Development System. VERY BAD. The second part is about Windows Architecture. Here I can say that I got an idea about the threats, processes but nothing deep. In the MFC part I was completly lost.
In the chapter of MAPI it is explained only the Simple MAPI. (buy "Inside MAPI" from Microsoft Press).
Viktor Toth (author) could have written in his book fewer topics but with better explanations.