Charles Petzold

“Programming Windows” 6ᵗʰ Edition

February 29, 2012
New York, N.Y.

Yes, it's true! Later this year — but perhaps sooner than you think — Microsoft Press will be publishing the long-awaited 6th edition of one of the bestselling computer programming books of all time, Programming Windows. Considering that the 5th edition was published towards the end of the last century, it's been a long time coming!

It's no coincidence that this announcement coincides with Microsoft's release of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. The 6th edition of Programming Windows will focus on writing Windows 8 "Metro-style" applications using the C# programming language and XAML.

Moreover, my friends at Microsoft Press have come up with a unique approach to publishing this book that will get the material into the hands of programmers as quickly as possible and as cheaply as possible. I can't go into details right now, but keep your ears perked for an announcment in the next two months.

That's all I'm saying at this time. I can't dawdle here. I've got a book to write.