This book enables the reader, knowledgable in C++, to develop their own Windows programs. This book not only provides a sound basic knowledge of Win32API, but also gets to grips with more advanced topics such as DirectX and UNICODE. This title in the Addison Wesley Nitty Gritty series targets enthusiastic programmers and designers. Users of this book will need a C++ compiler with windows libraries. All the examples given can be compiled using MS Visual C++ 6.0 and Borland Compiler C++ 5.5.