C++ is a powerful, industrial-strength programming language used in tens of thousands of applications around the world, and this book will show you how to get started using C++ on Windows.

Of all the languages supported by Microsoft, C++ gives you access to the widest range of technologies on the Windows platform, from writing games, through low-level system software, to line-of-business applications. This book is going to introduce you to several of the areas in which C++ is used in Windows development.

For over a decade .NET has become established as the way to write desktop applications for Windows, and it provides a wealth of technologies to support developers. C++/CLI is the variant of C++ that runs in the .NET environment, and ...

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