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Macintosh C. Programming Primer: v.1: Vol 1 Paperback – 31 May 1992

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  • Paperback: 672 pages
  • Publisher: Addison Wesley; 2 edition (31 May 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0201608383
  • ISBN-13: 978-0201608380
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 18.8 x 3.5 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,309,600 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"One of the easiest-reading Mac programming books ever written...a first-rate guide to learning THINK C." - Macworld

"We recommend Macintosh C Programming Primer."- MacUser

"The book wastes no time with peripheral issues but goes straight to the matter of writing real Mac applications...and making the best use of the Mac Toolbox and resources."- MacWEEK

The Macintosh C Programming Primer, Volume I is the bestselling tutorial on the art of Macintosh programming. Programmers new to the Macintosh, but with some previous programming experience, will learn how to write Macintosh software using the powerful Toolbox, resources, and the Macintosh interface. The authors present the concepts involved in building an application-starting with the most basic and progressing to the more complex aspects of event-driven programming-and show you how to enter, compile, and run the programs you have created. The concepts are accompanied by a complete set of source code examples.

You will learn how to:

  • display and manipulate windows
  • send and receive Apple events
  • add icons to your applications
  • manage scroll bars and dialog boxes
  • create pull-down, pop-up, and hierarchical menus.
This new edition has been revamped to reflect recent changes in Macintosh software, including System 7, and new versions of THINK C and ResEdit. All the code has been rewritten from the ground up, specifically designed with System 7 in mind.

When you have completed the Primer, you will have the essential skills needed to build your own full-scale, System 7 savvy, Macintosh applications.


About the Author

Cartwright Reed is President of Intelligence at Large, a Macintosh software and hardware development company in Philadelphia.

the Macintosh Programming Primer series (all from Addison-Wesley), and a columnist for MacTech. His company, M/MAC, does custom Macintosh Dave Mark is the author of the bestselling Learn C on the Macintosh and development.Dave Mark is the author of the bestselling Learn C on the Macintosh and a columnist forMacTech. His company, M/MAC, does Macintosh consulting.

Dave Mark is the author of Learn C on the Macintosh, Second Edition, Learn C++ on the Macintosh, and the Macintosh Programming Primer series, and he writes a column for MacTech magazine. He manages the Discover Products Division for Metrowerks.Dave Mark is the author of the bestselling titles Learn C on the Macintosh, Second Edition and Macintosh C Programming Primer, Second Edition (Addison-Wesley). He is also a columnist for MacTech magazine.


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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Love this book (even though dated) 16 July 1998
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This is the book that taught me GUI programming. It does not make you feel you are reading one of those "dummies" books, but shows you how the Mac thinks and how to make it do what you want. Each chapter pretty much builds on what was presented before.
Once I read this book (not even entirely), I was able to read O"Reilly & Associates "XLib Programming Manual" (I always wanted to write program in X-windows) and understand it completely. If people say Petzold's book is *The* Microsoft Windows book, this, in my opinion is *The* Mac GUI book. HOWEVER, it is rather outdated: it covers System 7 and Think C 5. but then again, I have Petzold's books on Windows 3.1 and Windows 95. ;)
The kind of book you'll like if you like that kind of book 23 Oct. 2002
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Back in the olden days, this was *the* book on learning to write Mac software. These days, with the fancy OSX, and the built-in development environment, and the other stuff and nonsense that makes it so much easier to write for the Mac, this sort of book is unnecessary.
I mean, "Think C"? System 7? What do those mean, eh? I'm talking to you, sonny.
This book is now only a curiosity in the modern world. A side-show in the circus of programming. If you're interested in how we wrote Mac software back in the middle ages of computing, go ahead and read this book. It's the best book on the subject it covers, for what that's worth.
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