Ivor Horton's Beginning Visual C++ 2008

ISBN-10: 0470225904
ISBN-13: 9780470225905
Edition: 2008
Authors: Ivor Horton
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Description: This book is the latest edition of one of the bestselling of all books on the C++ language and Visual C++. The author, Ivor Horton, has a loyal following who love his approach to teaching programming languages. In this book, Horton repeats the  More...

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Book details

List price: $54.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/31/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1392
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 4.642

This book is the latest edition of one of the bestselling of all books on the C++ language and Visual C++. The author, Ivor Horton, has a loyal following who love his approach to teaching programming languages. In this book, Horton repeats the formula that made the current edition so popular: he teaches both the Standard C++ language itself as well as Microsoft Visual C++. The book is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to both the Standard C++ language and to Visual C++ 2008. The book has been thoroughly updated (more than 20% updated, with 100 new pages) for the 2008 release. This book shows novice C++ programmers how to build real-world applications using Visual C++. No previous programming experience is required. The author uses numerous step-by-step programming examples to guide readers through the ins and outs of C++development. His tutorial approach has proved popular with more than 100,000 readers---they look to Ivor Horton for the most thorough and accessible introduction to the C++ language and to Visual C++. The author will fully cover new features of the 2008 release--in particular, support for the Standard Template Library. He will also enhance coverage of C++/CLI enumerations and the Unicode option; plus completely replace all screenshots to confirm with the latest look and feel of Visual Studio Orcas and Windows Vista.

Ivor Horton is self-employed in consultancy and writes programming tutorials. He worked for IBM for many years and holds a bachelor's degree, with honors, in mathematics. Horton's experience at IBM includes programming in most languages (like assembler and high-level languages on a variety of machines), real-time programming, and designing and implementing real-time closed loop industrial control systems. He has extensive experience teaching programming to engineers and scientists (Fortran, PL/1, APL, etc.). Horton is an expert in mechanical, process, and electronic CAD systems; mechanical CAM systems; and DNC/CNC systems.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Programming with Visual C++ 2008
Data, Variables, and Calculations
Decisions and Loops
Arrays, Strings, and Pointers
Introducing Structure into Your Programs
More about Program Structure
Defining Your Own Data Types
More on Classes
Class Inheritance and Virtual Functions
The Standard Template Library
Debugging Techniques
Windows Programming Concepts
Windows Programming with the Microsoft Foundation Classes
Working with Menus and Toolbars
Drawing in a Window
Creating the Document and Improving the View
Working with Dialogs and Controls
Storing and Printing Documents
Writing Your Own DLLs
Connecting to Data Sources
Updating Data Sources
More on Windows Forms Applications
Accessing Data Sources in a Windows Forms Application
C++ Keywords
ASCII Codes
Windows Message Types
Index

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