Visual Basic Programming With the Windows API

Visual Basic Programming With the Windows API

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Extend your VB programs with the full power of the Windows API!-- Comprehensive explanations of the Windows APIs Visual Basic programmers need most.-- Concise, complete programming examples for every API covered.-- Learn when to use built-in VB functions, and when to use Windows API functions.Visual Basic programmers who understand the Windows API can access all the functionality C and C++ programmers are accustomed to -- while still taking advantage of VB's extraordinary convenience and efficiency. This book gives VB programmers a complete guide to all of Windows API functions they need to supercharge their applications. In four opening chapters, developers can get "up-to-speed" on the relationship between VB and the Windows API, and how to extend VB programs with Windows API functionality. Then, the authors present a carefully-organized discussion of every Windows API VB developers are likely to need. They cover keyboard, input, timer, system information, system control and device context functions; scaling and coordinates, clipping and region functions; GDI drawing, attributes, bitmaps, icons, fonts, menus, dialogs, text, printing, files, memory, strings, control functions, and much more.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 656 pages
  • 177.8 x 233.68 x 40.64mm | 1,315.41g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130950823
  • 9780130950826

Table of contents

Visual Basic and Windows; declaring the Windows API; coding with API; having it both ways; keyboard functions; input functions; timer functions; system information functions; system control functions; device context functions; scaling and coordinate functions; clipping and region functions; GDI drawing functions; atribute functions; bitmap functions; icon functions; font functions; memory and string functions; rectangle functions; point functions; control functions; information functions; mouse functions; cursor functions; caret functions.
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About Chris H. Pappas

Chris H. Pappas is a professor of computer science at the BCC Campus of the State University of New York, Binghamton. William H. Murray is Chair of the computer science department at the BCC Campus of the State University of New York, Binghamton. Over the past 10 years, Pappas and Murray have written over two dozen computer programming books together.
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