Microsoft Press Announces Charles Petzold’s Programming Windows(r) 95

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 26, 1996 — Microsoft Press announced today the availability of PROGRAMMING WINDOWS® 95, the long awaited revision of Charles Petzold’s classic guide to writing applications for the Microsoft®
Windows operating system.

Since its initial publication in 1987, leading computer industry publications have hailed Petzold’s international bestseller as the guide that belongs on every programmer’s bookshelf. Dr. Dobb’s Journal called it
“the definitive book on Windows programming.”
IEEE Micro called it the
“serious programmer’s guide.”
And Byte magazine said simply that it is
“a must for anyone serious about Windows.”

Now this new edition has been thoroughly updated for a 32-bit world. It’s written with the same wit and clarity that have won Petzold critical acclaim. It’s packed with the author’s keen insights and tried-and-true programming techniques, augmented by key contributions from programming expert Paul Yao. The book covers 32-bit programming for Windows 95 with topics such as:

  • Multithreading

  • GDI and OLE fundamentals

  • Preemptive multitasking

  • Printing and memory

  • The new Windows 95 user interface

The companion CD contains source code and EXE files for all the book’s programs, including useful utilities that let readers explore and understand Windows use of keyboard, mouse, memory, graphics, color, and fonts. New code samples show how to implement OLE support and Windows 95 common controls. A comprehensive index helps readers quickly find information about any programming topic for Windows, as does the expanded table of contents.

About the Authors

Charles Petzold’s words have set the standard for a generation of C programmers. His articles as longtime contributing editor for PC Magazine and Microsoft Systems Journal have won him the admiration of programmers everywhere. His Programming Windowsfirst published in 1987-has over 400,000 copies in print worldwide. In 1994 he was honored with the Windows Pioneer Award, presented by Microsoft chairman Bill Gates and Windows Magazine, for his unique contribution to programming for Windows.

Paul Yao is the president of The Paul Yao Company, a Seattle-based firm specializing in programmer training for Windows. This is the fifth book has coauthored on programming for Windows.

Availability and Pricing

The1120-page PROGRAMMING WINDOWS 95 (ISBN 1-55615-676-6) is available in book and software stores and directly from Microsoft Press at 1-800-MSPRESS. In Canada, 1-800-667-1115. The suggested retail price is $49.95 ($67.95 in Canada).

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