Book for win32?

laotseu bdesth at
Tue Sep 17 04:12:50 CEST 2002

Syver Enstad wrote:
> Thomas Guettler <zopestoller at> writes:
>>I am interested in book about Python on win32.
>>I found one from o'reilly: "Python on win32"
>>Are there better books or alternatives?
>>I am *not* looking for a python introduction, I am
>>programming more than one year with python, but up to
>>now mostly on unix.
>>Now I am intersted in win32 stuff:
>>  - Opening a file-dialog
>>  - COM
>>  - Accessing the registry
>>  - Maybe GUI Programming
> Then you can't go wrong with the o'reilly book. It is a most excellent
> tome for precisely the subjects that you outline there. 
> Be aware that the book is written for Python 1.5 so a couple of
> things, like the need to convert unicode strings passed in by COM
> objects are outdated. As you already have been programming python for
> over year this shouldn't be a problem.

I'd just add one advice : if you're not familiar with the w32 API, go 
and get yourself a good reference of it ! (I think you can get the win32 
API ref on borland's site, with the free version of bcc55).


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