Master the intricacies of application development with unmanaged C++ code—straight from the experts. Jeffrey Richter’s classic book is now fully revised for Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008. You get in-depth, comprehensive guidance, advanced techniques, and extensive code samples to help you program Windows–based applications.
Discover how to:
Architect and implement your applications for both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows
Create and manipulate processes and jobs
Schedule, manage, synchronize and destroy threads
Perform asynchronous and synchronous device I/O operations with the I/O completion port
Allocate memory using various techniques including virtual memory, memory-mapped files, and heaps
Manipulate the default committed physical storage of thread stacks
Build DLLs for delay-loading, API hooking, and process injection
Using structured exception handling, Windows Error Recovery, and Application Restart services
Jeffrey Richter is a cofounder of Wintellect (www.wintellect.com)-a training, debugging, and consulting firm dedicated to helping companies build better software faster. He is the author of the previous editions of this book, Windows via C/C++, and several other Windows®-related programming books. Jeffrey has been consulting with the Microsoft® .NET Framework team since October 1999.
Christophe Nasarre works for BusinessObjects, a multinational business-intelligence consultancy and training company that is focused on helping organizations gain better insight into their business through business intelligence solutions. He has worked as a technical editor on numerous Microsoft Press books.