Visual Basic Programming With the Windows API
- List Price: $44.95
- Binding: Paperback
- Edition: 1
- Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
- Publish date: 03/06/1998
- ISBN: 9780130950826
- ISBN10: 0130950823
-- 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.