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  1. #1
    Jim Jones Guest

    Ques: about VB Programmer's Guide to the Win32 API book


    I bought the version 4.0 book several years ago and since that time it has
    been gathering dust on my book shelf. I recently took it off the shelf and
    started to re-read several of the chapters. Besides the fact that VB is able
    to create normal Windows executeables (book only mentions p-code)the information
    that I have read so far stil seems to be relevant (I'm only in chapter 3
    page 64).

    Can anyone give me some valid reasons why I might want to purchase a more
    up-to-date Win32 API book? Did Dan Appleman add a lot of new material to
    his version 6.0 book?

    Btw, I think that I have an HTML version of the version 5.0 book somewhere.
    Also, I don't plan on trying to learn about the .NET framework for at least
    another year.

    Any comments and/or suggestions would be appreciated.

  2. #2
    Larry Rebich Guest

    Re: about VB Programmer's Guide to the Win32 API book

    Jim,

    I think that Dan has a more recent version - but...

    I have found the AllAPI.net downloadable material to be much more useful.
    All the APIs are shown, with descriptions and examples.

    Link to:

    http://www.allapi.net/

    then look for the downloadable guide.

    --
    Cheers,
    Larry Rebich

    More tips link to:
    http://www.buygold.net/tips

    Please:
    No personal e-mail questions :-)


    "Jim Jones" <jjones@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:3b2c217c$1@news.devx.com...
    >
    > I bought the version 4.0 book several years ago and since that time it has
    > been gathering dust on my book shelf. I recently took it off the shelf and
    > started to re-read several of the chapters. Besides the fact that VB is

    able
    > to create normal Windows executeables (book only mentions p-code)the

    information
    > that I have read so far stil seems to be relevant (I'm only in chapter 3
    > page 64).
    >
    > Can anyone give me some valid reasons why I might want to purchase a more
    > up-to-date Win32 API book? Did Dan Appleman add a lot of new material to
    > his version 6.0 book?
    >
    > Btw, I think that I have an HTML version of the version 5.0 book

    somewhere.
    > Also, I don't plan on trying to learn about the .NET framework for at

    least
    > another year.
    >
    > Any comments and/or suggestions would be appreciated.




  3. #3
    Larry Rebich Guest

    Re: about VB Programmer's Guide to the Win32 API book

    Jim,

    I think that Dan has a more recent version - but...

    I have found the AllAPI.net downloadable material to be much more useful.
    All the APIs are shown, with descriptions and examples.

    Link to:

    http://www.allapi.net/

    then look for the downloadable guide.

    --
    Cheers,
    Larry Rebich

    More tips link to:
    http://www.buygold.net/tips

    Please:
    No personal e-mail questions :-)


    "Jim Jones" <jjones@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:3b2c217c$1@news.devx.com...
    >
    > I bought the version 4.0 book several years ago and since that time it has
    > been gathering dust on my book shelf. I recently took it off the shelf and
    > started to re-read several of the chapters. Besides the fact that VB is

    able
    > to create normal Windows executeables (book only mentions p-code)the

    information
    > that I have read so far stil seems to be relevant (I'm only in chapter 3
    > page 64).
    >
    > Can anyone give me some valid reasons why I might want to purchase a more
    > up-to-date Win32 API book? Did Dan Appleman add a lot of new material to
    > his version 6.0 book?
    >
    > Btw, I think that I have an HTML version of the version 5.0 book

    somewhere.
    > Also, I don't plan on trying to learn about the .NET framework for at

    least
    > another year.
    >
    > Any comments and/or suggestions would be appreciated.




  4. #4
    Matthew Solnit Guest

    Re: about VB Programmer's Guide to the Win32 API book

    "Jim Jones" <jjones@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:3b2c217c$1@news.devx.com...
    > I bought the version 4.0 book several years ago and since that time it has
    > been gathering dust on my book shelf. I recently took it off the shelf and
    > started to re-read several of the chapters. Besides the fact that VB is able
    > to create normal Windows executeables (book only mentions p-code)the

    information
    > that I have read so far stil seems to be relevant (I'm only in chapter 3
    > page 64).


    The native code compiler doesn't really affect API programming, but the big
    thing in VB 5.0 was the AddressOf operator, which allows you to use callback
    API's without any third-party libraries.

    Because the books are so similar, Desaware was offering a CD-ROM-only upgrade
    for much less than the actual book. It's been a while, but you could call them
    and see if it's still valid. I bet they would be happy to help you out.

    -- Matthew Solnit



  5. #5
    Matthew Solnit Guest

    Re: about VB Programmer's Guide to the Win32 API book

    "Jim Jones" <jjones@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:3b2c217c$1@news.devx.com...
    > I bought the version 4.0 book several years ago and since that time it has
    > been gathering dust on my book shelf. I recently took it off the shelf and
    > started to re-read several of the chapters. Besides the fact that VB is able
    > to create normal Windows executeables (book only mentions p-code)the

    information
    > that I have read so far stil seems to be relevant (I'm only in chapter 3
    > page 64).


    The native code compiler doesn't really affect API programming, but the big
    thing in VB 5.0 was the AddressOf operator, which allows you to use callback
    API's without any third-party libraries.

    Because the books are so similar, Desaware was offering a CD-ROM-only upgrade
    for much less than the actual book. It's been a while, but you could call them
    and see if it's still valid. I bet they would be happy to help you out.

    -- Matthew Solnit



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