I am planning to do a project in windows. It needs some GUI.
I am a Java programmer (J2EE/Swing) (7 years) and also familiar with C
(both on linux O/S) (20 years). I have learn C++ from C++ primer for 3
months(not so familiar as I dont use it for 6 years).
I am planning to buy 4 books to migrate to windows: programming windows
, a book for visual C++, a book for C# and a book for .NET
 Programming Windows, Fifth Edition by Charles Petzold
Any suggestion for the appropriate books would be very much
Is  a bit outdated? Any better alternative?
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I believe “Programming Windows” is not outdated because the Win32 API
has not changed much over the years and Mr. Petzold is known as the guru
of Windows programming. I believe the inteface won’t reshaped in
Longhorn too, but we’ll see anyway.
Now that Visual C++ book seems like waste of money to me, since the half
of the book probably only explains how to use Micro$oft’s C++ IDE. A
better option is to get a C++ book only so that you can actually learn