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    Ian2
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    ZippyV

    Nice and let's see if that ERR20 code works too.

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    SteveRichter

    His WPF book is terrific. ( by contrast, I am getting nothing out of the Russinovich, windows internals, 6th edition, part 1 book. No code samples. )

    Petzold should be the editor of MSDN magazine. Even if for a short time. Just to show how programming articles can be intelligible and instructive.

     

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    JoshRoss

    Strange, from his own FAQ.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q.     Will there be a 6th edition of Programming Windows?
    A.     There are no plans at this time for a 6th edition of Programming Windows.
    The subject of Programming Windows is the basic 32-bit Windows Application Programming Interface (Win32 API). That API has remained stable for about the past 15 years. The sample programs in the 5th edition of Programming Windows run fine under Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. Other books (not by me) might provide more information about programming for specific versions of Windows.

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    felix9

    Consumer Preview/Release Preview ?  LOL

    @SteveRichter, Mark's book is not a programming tutorial, dont expect it that way. Maybe you need a book like 'Windows via C/C++' or 'CLR via C#' from Jeffrey Richter, if he is working on that.

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    SteveRichter

    , felix9 wrote

    Consumer Preview/Release Preview ?  LOL

    @SteveRichter, Mark's book is not a programming tutorial, dont expect it that way. Maybe you need a book like 'Windows via C/C++' or 'CLR via C#' from Jeffrey Richter, if he is working on that.

    I am looking for a book that shows how to write the sys internals tools.

     

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    Michael Butler

    I'm guessing we are talking May 17th US time. Can't find it on the O'Reilly site yet?

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    Ian2

    Downloaded! Lots of XAML and almost 300 of what look to be quality pages even at this early stage:

    From the forward:

    "This book focuses exclusively on writing Metro style applications. Plenty of other books already exist for writing desktop applications, including the 5th edition of Programming Windows"

    You can check out the table of contents before you purchase: http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0790145369079.do

    "Grab it while you can"

     

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    Bas

    Awesome, thanks for the heads up Ian. And thanks to ZippyV for that coupon code. $10 for the full edition was a steal but $8 is even better.

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    spivonious

    Purchased! I love that it's $10 and you get the new versions as they're released.

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    ZippyV

    @Bas: I bought 3 books and got a 14 $ discount! I'm so cheap but it's probably a one time discount.

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    Harlequin

    What is the eBook format? Is it something we can get at work here and pass around to a few od the devs?

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    ryanb

    pdf, ePub, and mobi.

    As for the passing it around part, technically you may loan it to someone else if you do not retain any other copies, according to the oreilly site.

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    Bas

    My download links are for PDF, ePub and Mobi. They're DRM free, so you can technically do whatever you want, but I'm not sure how that works legally.

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    cheong

    @JoshRoss:It seems the FAQ got updated to mention the new book to be released.

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    spivonious

    I love how there are multiple formats. epub for my Nook, PDF for my PC.

    Has anyone looked a the epub yet? How do the code samples appear?

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    cbae

    Someday, I'm going to have to find the time to read all of these developer ebooks. LOL.

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