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  1. #1
    cksiow Guest

    type library book


    I am a beginner in type library, could anyone suggest a good book for this,
    for beginner, step by step guides on creating type library, some kind like
    idiot to .....

    thanks


  2. #2
    Jonathan Wood Guest

    Re: type library book

    Your best reference is microsoft.com, or MSDN if you subscribe. I don't know
    of any Dummy's Guide to... books for this because it is generally an
    advanced topic. But there might be something I'm unaware of.

    --
    Jonathan Wood
    SoftCircuits Programming
    http://www.softcircuits.com
    "cksiow" <cksiow@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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    >
    > I am a beginner in type library, could anyone suggest a good book for

    this,
    > for beginner, step by step guides on creating type library, some kind like
    > idiot to .....
    >
    > thanks
    >




  3. #3
    Jonathan Wood Guest

    Re: type library book

    Your best reference is microsoft.com, or MSDN if you subscribe. I don't know
    of any Dummy's Guide to... books for this because it is generally an
    advanced topic. But there might be something I'm unaware of.

    --
    Jonathan Wood
    SoftCircuits Programming
    http://www.softcircuits.com
    "cksiow" <cksiow@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:3b32c94e$1@news.devx.com...
    >
    > I am a beginner in type library, could anyone suggest a good book for

    this,
    > for beginner, step by step guides on creating type library, some kind like
    > idiot to .....
    >
    > thanks
    >




  4. #4
    Matthew Curland Guest

    Re: type library book

    Essential IDL (Martin Gudgin) would be a good place to start if you want to
    get into the nitty gritty details of writing IDL. However, IDL encompasses a
    lot more than just generating type libraries. A number of the attributes you
    see in IDL (size_is, etc) are not part of a typelib. If you don't want to
    get into IDL, by far the easiest way to create a type library is with the
    type library editing tools in my book. You get point and click access to all
    type lib features with no idl: you'll be an expert in minutes or hours
    instead of days or weeks. The attributes shown in the editor exactly mirror
    those documented in the IDL/ODL references in MSDN, so you have lots of
    information available to you there. You should also use my book if you want
    an in-depth description of the type libraries that VB generates, and how it
    responds to different elements in non-VB typelibs.

    If the goal is to generate typelibs dynamically at runtime for an add-in or
    some similar tool, then you're looking at accessing the typelib API
    directly, which is a much different problem than creating and editing a
    static typelib. -Matt

    "cksiow" <cksiow@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:3b32c94e$1@news.devx.com...
    >
    > I am a beginner in type library, could anyone suggest a good book for

    this,
    > for beginner, step by step guides on creating type library, some kind like
    > idiot to .....
    >
    > thanks
    >




  5. #5
    Matthew Curland Guest

    Re: type library book

    Essential IDL (Martin Gudgin) would be a good place to start if you want to
    get into the nitty gritty details of writing IDL. However, IDL encompasses a
    lot more than just generating type libraries. A number of the attributes you
    see in IDL (size_is, etc) are not part of a typelib. If you don't want to
    get into IDL, by far the easiest way to create a type library is with the
    type library editing tools in my book. You get point and click access to all
    type lib features with no idl: you'll be an expert in minutes or hours
    instead of days or weeks. The attributes shown in the editor exactly mirror
    those documented in the IDL/ODL references in MSDN, so you have lots of
    information available to you there. You should also use my book if you want
    an in-depth description of the type libraries that VB generates, and how it
    responds to different elements in non-VB typelibs.

    If the goal is to generate typelibs dynamically at runtime for an add-in or
    some similar tool, then you're looking at accessing the typelib API
    directly, which is a much different problem than creating and editing a
    static typelib. -Matt

    "cksiow" <cksiow@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:3b32c94e$1@news.devx.com...
    >
    > I am a beginner in type library, could anyone suggest a good book for

    this,
    > for beginner, step by step guides on creating type library, some kind like
    > idiot to .....
    >
    > thanks
    >




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