Synopses & Reviews
Practical Visual C++ takes a straight forward, no-nonsense approach to teaching C++. You start by learning the basics of Developer Studio with the use of the Wizards, editors, and debuggers. Then move on to the core language, including program flow, data types, functions, classes, object-oriented programming, and more. You then progress into the Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC), the libraries of pre-build classes that Microsoft provides to make Visual C++ programming much easier. By understanding how to use the classes within MFC, you will be able to create nearly any type of program. Specific coverage includes working with dialogs, objects, controls, document-views, file manipulation, and printing.
Bates and Tompkins take a straightforward, no-nonsense approach to teaching C++, breaking aspects of the program into several sections. With easy-to-reference text, learn the program from the ground up, and also progresses into the Microsoft Foundation Classes. Web site provides source code and completed applications from the book.
A straightforward, no-nonsense approach to teaching C++, this handbook starts by teaching the basics of Developer Studio. It then moves on to the core language and then Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC), the libraries of pre-build classes that Microsoft provides to make Visual C++ programming much easier.
About the Author
Jon Bates is a software design consultant and contract software developer specializing in Visual C++. He has been involved in commercial, industrial, and military software development for more than 15 years. Tim Tompkins is a Software Development Manager for a European software company specializing in integrated MIS systems. He has programmed for a wide range of systems and is currently responsible for the design and implementation of commercial applications written in Visual C++.