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Professional MFC with Visual C++ 6 [Hardcover]

Mike Blaszczak
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1 Aug 1999 1861000154 978-1861000156 4th
The MFC is a class library that provides a collection of C++ classes, taking the drudgery out of writing software for Windows. The classes are targeted at the features your application needs - such as status bars, the implementations required for multiple document windows, and support for context-sensitive help - which means that using MFC saves you coding time which you can use to implement other features in your application.
This book will give a detailed discussion of the majority of classes present in Microsoft's application framework library, and the tools provided by Visual C++ 6. Throughout the book, you will learn how all of the features in the environment come together with the features of MFC, giving you tremendous power to develop your application.

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  • Hardcover: 1200 pages
  • Publisher: WROX Press Ltd; 4th edition (1 Aug 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1861000154
  • ISBN-13: 978-1861000156
  • Product Dimensions: 23.9 x 18.8 x 7.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,002,861 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Book to start with 17 Dec 2003
Format:Hardcover
The Book is suitable for the beginner and intermediate C++ programing. Lots of tips and very good description about the fundametal function, dialog, application.... Plus example to follow.
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3.0 out of 5 stars No CD, consider version 5 instead 9 Sep 1999
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
Just received this book so haven't read it yet. I've been waiting for version 6 to replace the same author's book on MFC 4. Now I wish I'd bought the MFC 5 version which has the entire text and source code on a CD. The book says that the code is obtainable from Wrox's web site, but on Sept 9th 1999 there are no files there.
I still hope that the contents will be up to the author's previous high standards, but without a searchable electronic text it is going to be a lot less useful than it might have been.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The book is great!!! 10 Oct 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I have read about half of the VC++ 5 version of the book and now switched to the newer edition. The material he covers is both usefull and advanced. To this date i haven't found a better book on MFC (some win32api) that will cover subjects as much as Blaszczak does. If you'll read his book and cross reference MSDN, and write the code at the same time, you'll literally master MFC development. Usefull as a reference for variety of MFC topics. Absolutely the best deal you can get if you're learning MFC. But, if you have previous edition, you won't get much with the new one.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars What do people really want from a book? 30 Mar 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Yes, it's true that this books is much like its predecessor, but then again; so is Visual C++. This a not a "how to" book, but a reference. Some subjects are covered very well, while some are covered somewhat poorly. On the whole, it's a good source of information. Again, it's not very useful as a tutorial, but I don't think it was written for that purpose. This book is the first place I go for "information", often not the last; but a good place to start. I don't know exactly what is different from the last release. I don't have time to do a comparison, so I'm glad that Mr. Blaszczak took the time to update his book with those changes. There is "nothing" more frustrating than to have unexpected behavior, only to find out it's the result of using something in an outdated manner.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An extensive resource that fills a lot of holes 17 May 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Have had this book for about 3-4 months and find myself referring to it more and more. The DevNet CD's have 1.8 Gig of information, and I have a half dozen other MFC books, but I often find for technical issues that this book is the only source that covers the finer details that are the actual cause of the problem.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing book 3 Jan 2004
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I own 6 MFC books, and out of all of them, Professional MFC with Visual Studio 6 is by far the most complete. When I wanted to look up a subject I was having trouble with, I used to have to flip through a few of my books before I found a decent section covering the topic, if I even did. Since I bought this book however, I just look in it and the rest of the books have been gathering dust on my floor. I'd highly recommend it.
I'm using VS 2003, but MFC hasn't changed that much so the content is still relevant. There was no CD with the book, but I was able to track down a download that contained all the sample code after following a few links (the d/l location mentioned in the book is no longer there).
10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book 21 Jun 2001
By Wes Jones - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
This book is well worth the price. It does a very good job of explaining MFC. Easy to read, even though it has 1200 +/- pages. You don't even have to read each chapter in order to learn what you need to know.
Some reviewers complained that there is no CD. Fear not, you can download all source code from the wrox website. Sure, it's less convenient than a CD, but oh well.
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