Ivor Horton's Beginning Visual C++ 2008
By Ivor Horton
Publisher: Wiley / Wrox
Final Release Date: March 2008
Pages: 1356

Ivor Horton's Beginning Visual C++ 2008

Proudly presenting the latest edition of one of the all-timebestselling books on the C++ language, successful author IvorHorton repeats the formula that has made each previous edition sopopular by teaching you both the standard C++ language and C++/CLIas well as Visual C++ 2008. Thoroughly updated for the 2008release, this book shows you how to build real-world applicationsusing Visual C++ and guides you through the ins and outs of C++development.

Horton's accessible approach and detailed examples cover bothflavors of the C++ language—native ISO/ANSIC++ Windowsapplication development using the Microsoft Foundation Classes(MFC), as well as the development of C++/CLI Windows applicationsusing Windows Forms. He also introduces you to the techniques youcan use for accessing data sources in both MFC and Windows Forms,and working examples demonstrate each programming technique that isbeing discussed. With this book by your side, you are well on yourway to becoming a successful C++ programmer.

What you will learn from this book

  • How to use the Standard Template Library, a powerful andextensive set of tools for organizing and manipulating data in yournative C++ programs

  • Techniques for finding errors in your C++ programs

  • The ways that Microsoft® Windows® applications arestructured and the elements that are essential for eachapplication

  • How to create and use common controls in order to build thegraphical user interface for your application

  • Ways to develop your own libraries using MFC

  • The different controls that are available for accessing datasources, how they work, and how to customize them

Who this book is for
This book is for anyone who wants to write C++ applications for theMicrosoft Windows OS. No prior experience of any programminglanguage is assumed.

Wrox Beginning guides are crafted to make learningprogramming languages and technologies easier than you think,providing a structured, tutorial format that will guide you throughall the techniques involved.

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