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The Old New Thing: Practical Development Throughout the Evolution of Windows by Raymond Chen

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Chapter Seven. Short Topics in Windows Programming

I’M SORRY TO do this, but I’m going to have to introduce some code. I’ll try to make it only as long as necessary, however. Nonprogrammers may want to skip this chapter and the next. I’ll see you when we talk about hardware.

All of these topics were inspired by actual programming problems people were having. Some of the problems were solved with clever tricks; others were solved by clearing up a misconception.

Do not be distracted by the code, however. The code exists only to illustrate the principles being presented. To that end, the code presentation is unusually compact so as not to distract from the text. I don’t want this to become one of those books with page after page of tiresome program ...

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