The Old New Thing: Practical Development Throughout the Evolution of Windows
Raymond ChenISBN: 0321440307;
Why does Windows work the way it does? Why is Shut Down on the Start menu? (And why is there a Start button, anyway?) How can I tap into the dialog loop? Why does the GetWindowText function behave so strangely? Why are registry files called "hives"? Many of Windows' quirks have perfectly logical explanations, rooted in history. Understand them, and you'll be more productive and a lot less frustrated. Raymond Chen-who's spent more than a decade on Microsoft's Windows development team-reveals the "hidden Windows" you need to know. Chen's engaging style, deep insight, and thoughtful humor have made him one of the world's premier technology bloggers. Here he brings together behind-the-scenes explanations, invaluable technical advice, and illuminating anecdotes that bring Windows to life-and help you make the most of it. A few of the things you'll find inside: What vending machines can teach you about effective user interfaces; A deeper...
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