Power User's Guide to Windows Development

Power User's Guide to Windows Development

by Jason Darby
     
 

Microsoft Windows is the most popular operating system in the world. Millions of computers are shipped every year with it as the OS, making Windows the platform of choice for developers. And because of its widespread use, there are numerous programming languages that can be used to create applications that will work with Windows. But you don't have to be a

Overview

Microsoft Windows is the most popular operating system in the world. Millions of computers are shipped every year with it as the OS, making Windows the platform of choice for developers. And because of its widespread use, there are numerous programming languages that can be used to create applications that will work with Windows. But you don't have to be a programmer to develop practical, fun, and interesting applications with Windows. Many people have learned how to harness the power of Windows to make their own tools and the Power User's Guide to Windows Development will teach you how to create your own without knowing how to program! Written for power Windows users, Web developers, and beginning programmers who want to go beyond the basic functional uses of Windows, but who aren't programmers, this book is a complete guide to making your own games, music players, CD-ROM menus, screensavers, movie players, advertising materials, and more. Using a free trial version of Multimedia Fusion 2 Developer (Clickteam), youÂ'll learn how to develop your own tools within Windows. A variety of fun projects are used throughout the book to get you developing practical applications quickly. Beginning with basic screen savers, you'll progress through edutainment tools, interactive tutorials, games, CD-ROM menus, graphic creation, videos, music, and networking tools. So, if you want to make your own applications to use on Windows, the Power User's Guide to Windows Development will teach you everything you need to know— no programming required!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584505181
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
04/02/2007
Series:
Charles River Media Programming Ser.
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.15(d)

Meet the Author

Jason Darby is the Director of Castle Software Ltd, an indie games and multimedia development company in the heart of the UK. Jason started on his computer creation business in 1998 when he released an offline web browser program. Since then he has been working on projects for businesses including a CD-ROM project for PC Format Magazine (UK), a number of quiz programs for large blue chip companies, educational multimedia programs, and small games. Jason has also had a number of books published in the game creation market including Make Amazing Games in Minutes, Awesome Game Creation: No Programming Required, and Game Creation for Teens, all published by Course Technology PTR.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >