Dan Appleman's Visual Basic Programmer's Guide to the Win32 API
A book/CD-ROM bible covering every aspect of the core Win32 API, from window management to interprocess communication techniques. Subjects include translating C and C++-based Win32 documentation to Visual Basic, porting 16-bit applications to 32-bits, and writing applications designed to run on both 16- and 32-bit Windows platforms. The accompanying CD-ROM contains complete text, sample code, and articles. Requires no knowledge of languages other than Visual Basic.
Turn your Visual Basic knowledge into Windows programming expertise by tapping into the powerful tools of the Windows application programming interface (API). Master programmer Daniel Appleman can make you a Windows developer in less time than you ever thought possible--even if you've never programmed Windows before. Includes a free add-on function library for Visual Basic.
Essential book for all VB Programmers!, March 6, 2000
Reviewer: Richard Callaby from Bradenton, Florida
Personally I think this book should be on every desk of every Visual Basic programmer. I think that it is laid out well and the examples in the book are easy to follow. This is not a book that you read before bed or that will keep you up at night with the plot twists but it does what it says. Essentially this is a refrence book on the applications programmers interface which is the backbone of the Windows OS. This is an updated version of the book meant for VB6 users but it could be used by older versions of the lanquage. Essentially it is *the* book to have if you are serious about VB6 programming.
for the VB programmer, May 2, 1997
Although you can create full robust windows applications in
Visual Basic without the need to access the win32 API, there are certain
things that can't be done or are much more difficult to accomplish without
the help of the API. After reading this book you will have the skills to
create more powerful windows applications with the help of the Win32 API
than ever before.
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