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Visual Basic 6 Win32 API Tutorial

Visual Basic 6 Win32 API Tutorial

Author: Jason Bock
Publisher: Wrox Press

Review

This book is designed for those who have some previous programming experience in Visual Basic and now need to explore the windows Application Programming Interface (API).
This book will show you with the help of numerous code examples, how to declare API calls, file operations using the API, graphics and multimedia API calls, the functionality contained within the three core Win32 DLLs, and much more. All of the example API calls are explained in great detail to ensure that you understand precisely how each API call works.
Although you can create full robust windows applications in Visual Basic without the need to access the win32 API, there are certain things that can't be done or are much more difficult to accomplish without the help of the API. After reading this book you will have the skills to create more powerful windows applications with the help of the Win32 API than ever before. Jason Bock's presentation of all the material in this book was exceptionaly clear and concise.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who wishes to create much more powerful windows applications in Visual Basic. You can read other reviews for this book at Amazon.com. They are excellent.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 API Fundamentals
Chapter 2 API Pitfalls to Avoid and the Encryption Program
Chapter 3 Kernel32 Calls
Chapter 4 User32 Calls
Chapter 5 Gdi32 Calls
Chapter 6 API Calls Outside of Win32
Chapter 7 Callbacks and the AddressOf Operator
Chapter 8 COM Components
Conclusion
Appendix A Data Type Summary
Appendix B Hungarian Notation
Appendix C That Thing Called COM
Appendix D Summary of API Declarations
Index

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