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Ivor Horton's Beginning Visual C++ 2010 by [Horton, Ivor]
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Build real–world applications as you dive into C++ development

By following author Ivor Horton′s accessible tutorial approach and detailed examples you can quickly become an effective C++ programmer. Thoroughly updated for the 2010 release, this book introduces you to the latest development environment and teaches you how to build real–world applications using Visual C++. With this book by your side, you are well on your way to writing applications in both versions of C++ and becoming a successful C++ programmer.

Ivor Horton′s Beginning Visual C++ 2010:

  • Teaches the essentials of C++ programming using both of the C++ language technologies supported by Visual C++ 2010

  • Shares techniques for finding errors in C++ programs and explains general debugging principles

  • Discusses the structure and essential elements that are present in every Windows application

  • Demonstrates how to develop native Windows applications using the Microsoft Foundation Classes

  • Guides you through designing and creating substantial Windows applications in both C++ and C++/CLI

  • Features numerous working examples and exercises that help build programming skills

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About the Author

Ivor Horton is one of the preeminent authors of tutorials on the Java, C and C++ programming languages. He is widely known for his unique tutorial style, which is readily accessible to both novice and experienced programmers. Horton is also a systems consultant in private practice. He previously taught programming for more than 25 years.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 8804 KB
  • Print Length: 1273 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0470500883
  • Publisher: Wrox; 1 edition (2 July 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003VIWRMM
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #601,227 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format: Paperback
This is a great book, it is very clearly written and presented at a very comfortable pace.

One thing to mention is that you need a professional version of MS Visual Studio to really appreciate this book fully. I am using the free version of Visual Studio, which does not include the Microsoft Foundation Classes, so am unable to complete some of the Windows based examples.

This did not bother me, as I mainly bought this to learn C++, so am happy to stick mainly to console programs.

I am very happy with my progress since obtaining this book. In fact it has been one of the best things I have bought recently, as it has boosted my confidence and opened up other employment opportunities for me.

For anyone curious about programming in C++, or wanting a refresher course, this is indispensable.
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Like to say, this is a clear and well structured book. Covers all (well maybe not all) you need to know about C++ winapi as well as Visual C++. Coming from a C#.net background I picked this up within a week. For beginners I would recommend this book, invest in yourself!
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The index in the Kindle version of this book is completely inert! i.e It is purely a long list of words with no page numbers and no links to anything in the content. This makes searching for content almost impossible. Using the electronic search routine retrieves hundreds of hits that make it almost impossible to find what you're looking for!

This has seriously dented my enthusiasm for Kindle technical books and certainly Kindle books from this publisher (if it's their fault and not Amazon's)!

DO NOT pay good money for the Kindle version; it's not fit for purpose!
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If you are wanting to dive into C++ and then learn how to develop on a Windows Platform, I would say that this book would be well worth the money. I had already had about a years worth of C++ experience before coming to this book, and I wished it had been the first book I read on C++.

The reason I say that is because (like most beginning programmers, I supsect) I was disappointed with the fact that my previous book (and many others at beginning level that I looked at) contained no information about creating a Graphical User Interface (GUI) with C++. Horton's book changes this.

Initially the book tells you about the various types of applications that you can develop with VS2010. It informs you of the difference between managed and native C++ and takes you through the basics of creating GUI environments with MFC and Windows Forms. I personally found that this provided a great motivation, as the ease (especially with Windows Forms) with which you can develop GUIs is rather impressive.

The first half of the book is dedicated to teaching all the fundamentals of the C++ Language and also the C++/CLI Language which is essentially C++ with amendments. The C++ will be used when coding MFC Applications and the C++/CLI used for Windows Forms.

After this has been covered Horton provides a good chapter on the basics of using the Windows API and then its down to GUI business with the remainder of the book. From my experience I would advise readers to go down the road of Windows Forms and Managed C++ as it is certainly easier. However at the end of the book regardless of which path you choose you will have developed a substatial application with a pretty interface and learnt enough to begin experimenting on your own.
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