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Programming Visual C++, Kruglinski, Wingo, Shepherd

OK, I know enough C programming to get into trouble.  Several classes over the years but no employment doing the stuff.  So just for fun I thought I'd get this book (see Q title) to try a little Windows programming.  The intro says the target audience is at a minimum anyone who can write IF and FOR statements without help, which I can.  But this book leaves me so far behind after a while...  I make it to chapter 6 and then get completely lost.  This has happened three times.

Does anyone know an easier to understand resource or a guide to this guide?  I'm not looking to become a hard core pro, I just want to be able to make my way around without being a complete noob.

Thanks for any help.

PS - Yes, I know about Visual Basic and can already use it.  This is a learning exercise specific to VC++.
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mlmccCommented:
This may be a better book to learn from

http://www.deitel.com/books/cppHTP4/index.html

Since I don't have that book, where are you having trouble?

C++ is like C but it is not C.  For C++ to really be used you must understand the ideas behind Object Oriented Design and Programming.  I suspect that is your problem.

I hace taught C++ in the past and that seems to be most student's biggest stumbling block, especially students who have been doing structured programming.

I have several other resources and when I find them I will include them.  I have one I particularly like because it introduces the ideas of O-O up front while teaching the basics of programming.  

Found it.

The Object Concept
An Introduction to Programming Using C++

Rick Decker & Stuart Hirschfield

PWS Publishing Co
ISBN - 0-534-20496-1

I am not sure if it is still available but it is worth looking for.

When I find the others I add to this list.

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magarityAuthor Commented:
I think you're on the right track.  This book has lousy reviews on Amazon; do you know any more C++ books?
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mlmccCommented:
I have several I use as references.  I'll find them tonight.

I find the second book I recommended (Object Concept) to be excellent in melding the learning of O-O with the learning of C++.

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mlmccCommented:
Other books I use

Teach Yourself C++.  Al Stevens.  IDG Books  ISBN 0-7645-4634-1

C++ in Plain English.Brian Overland. M&T Books  ISBN 0-7645-3545-1 (An excellent reference. Not much good for students trying to learn)

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magarityAuthor Commented:
OK, thanks, these will get me started.
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mlmccCommented:
Glad I could help

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