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    Basic Tutorial/Book about API windows using VB6

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    Where can I to find a basic tutorial or book about API Windows using VB6 with examples


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    Re: Basic Tutorial/Book about API windows using VB6

    check: http://www.ex-designz.net/api.asp
    a lot of examples too.

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    Re: Basic Tutorial/Book about API windows using VB6

    And this one, you will find there two excellent programs API-Guide & ApiViewer



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    Re: Basic Tutorial/Book about API windows using VB6

    Quote Originally Posted by 4x2y View Post
    And this one, you will find there two excellent programs API-Guide & ApiViewer
    +1 on the API Guide & Viewer. I used/abused those to no end when I first started to mess with APIs. Lots of examples. Downside is that the sites (as far as I know) are no longer being updated. So, eventually, you'll want to be good enough to bring up any API function on MSDN and convert the non-VB definition to VB-friendly (or google & hope someone else translated it correctly)
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    Re: Basic Tutorial/Book about API windows using VB6

    One of the things you only get out of the better books (late 1990s-era Appleman, McKinney, etc.) isn't so much "monkey-copy snippets" as the rules of the road. In particular the ability to define a call in different ways to do slightly different things or use different argument list definitions.

    You also won't get far without a recent Windows SDK for the C header files where named constants (among other useful things) are defined.

    And don't skip reading that fine manual, either! See:

    Accessing DLLs and the Windows API

    Until you have read and understood that you shouldn't proceed further unless "monkey-copying" is all you plan to do.

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