Charles Petzold is a full-time freelance writer who has been programming for Microsoft® Windows® since 1985 and writing about Windows programming for nearly as long. His book Programming Windows (first published by Microsoft Press® in 1988 and currently in its fifth edition) taught a generation of programmers how to write applications for Windows. Petzold recently finished authoring Programming Windows with Visual C#™ for Microsoft Press. In this authoritative Windows book, he shows readers how to use Visual C# to create dynamic user interfaces and graphical output for distributed or stand-alone applications. He has a B.S. and an M.S. in Mathematics from Stevens Institute of Technology.