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Master the intricacies of application development with unmanaged C++ code—straight from the experts. Jeffrey Richter’s classic book is now fully revised for Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008. You get in-depth, comprehensive guidance, advanced techniques, and extensive code samples to help you program Windows–based applications.

Discover how to:

  • Architect and implement your applications for both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows

  • Create and manipulate processes and jobs

  • Schedule, manage, synchronize and destroy threads

  • Perform asynchronous and synchronous device I/O operations with the I/O completion port

  • Allocate memory using various techniques including virtual memory, memory-mapped files, and heaps

  • Manipulate the default committed physical storage of thread stacks

  • Build DLLs for delay-loading, API hooking, and process injection

  • Using structured exception handling, Windows Error Recovery, and Application Restart services

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