Category Archive for: The Windows API

Basic Concepts

Before we dive into the examples of using specific API functions, let’s go over the fundamental concepts. The Win 32 API consists of functions, structures, and messages that can be accessed to build Windows 95/98 and Windows NT applications. The four functional categories of the Windows API are: Windows Management (User) Graphics Device Interface (GDI) System Services…

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The Windows API

So far you’ve been programming within the limits of Visual Basic. You’ve designed with point-and-click operations and used Visual Basic statements to program the controls on the Forms. You’ve seen how far you can go with Visual Basic, and there’s a lot you can do with straight Visual Basic code. Sometimes, however, you must get into the core of…

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