Written by one of the preeminent authors of books on programming languages, this new edition of the current bestseller is fully updated to cover the .NET(Whidbey) release of Visual C++. Serving as a comprehensive introduction to both the standard C++/CLI for .NET,the book also continues the tradition of lvor Horton''s unique approach to teaching programming languages.
You''ll learn the essentials of Visual C++ 2005 and get a thorough introduction to the techniques used for accessing data sources in both techniques used for accessing data sources in both Microsoft Foundation Classes and Windows Forms applications. Plus, the exercises included at the end of most chapters will help you apply what you''ve learned C++ proframmer.
What you will learn from this book
How to use the capabilities of Visual C++ 2005 to create applications
Unique aspects and new features of Visual C++2005
The basic ideas and techniques involved in debugging
Ways to build a graphical user interface for your application
How Microsoft Windows applications are structured
Tips for understanding the nuances of C++ without getting confused by the complexities of Windows GUI programming
Who this book is for
This book is for novice programmers who are looking to write C++ applicatons for the Microsoft Windows OS. No previous programming experience is required.
Chapter 1: Programming with Visual C++ 2005.
Chapter 2: Data, Variables, and Calculations.
Chapter 3: Decisions and Loops.
Chapter 4: Arrays, Strings, and Pointers.
Chapter 5: Introducing Structure into Your Programs.
Chapter 6: More about Program Structure.
Chapter 7: Defining Your Own Data Types.
Chapter 8: More on Classes.
Chapter 9: Class Inheritance and Virtual Functions.
Chapter 10: Debugging Techniques.
Chapter 11: Windows Programming Concepts.
Chapter 12: Windows Programming with the Microsoft Foundation Classes.
Chapter 13: Working with Menus and Toolbars.
Chapter 14: Drawing in a Window.
Chapter 15: Creating the Document and Improving the View.
Chapter 16: Working with Dialogs and Controls.
Chapter 17: Storing and Printing Documents.
Chapter 18: Writing Your Own DLLs.
Chapter 19: Connecting to Data Sources.
Chapter 20: Updating Data Sources.
Chapter 21: Applications Using Windows Forms.
Chapter 22: Accessing Data Sources in a Windows Forms Application.