Posted on 1997-04-19
I have recently learned "C" and wish to now
teach myself Visual C++. I have picked up the MS press book "Learn Visual C++ Now" and have the "Visual C++ Tutorials" that came when I purchased Std edition VC++. However, the first seems to primarily teach the IDE, rather than
C++, since only 2 chapters are devoted to the language. The latter seems somewhat terse. I don't want to spend a lot of time spinning my wheels, nor getting turned off because I'm using the wrong materials.
I also have Schildt's book "Teach yourself C++" which is generic, rather than specific to Visual C++. I would appreciate some guidance and direction as to
how to proceed: Should I start with generic C++ (Schildt) and then only go to VC++ specific materials, or can I bypass the generic stuff, and go straight to the VC++-specific material? If the latter, any advice on which book I should
The question is compounded by the fact that if I start with a generic book (Schildt or whatever you recommend), I can't do practice examples unless I learn to use VC++.
Restating my question(s) to make it clearer, should I start with VC++ or generic? If VC++, is "Learn Visual C++ Now" worthwhile? If not, what book should I use instead?
If the answer is "generic", should I use the Schildt book or another? If another, which? I have seen recommendations for "Thinking in C++", "C++ Primer", "Beginning Visual C++" by Horton (I guess not generic). I used "New C Primer Plus" by Waite and liked it a LOT.
Thanks in advance.
PS: If possible, I need an answer ASAP as I need to get started.