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Visual Basic Books Reviews

Dan Appleman's Visual Basic Programmer's Guide to the Win32 API

Title Dan Appleman's Visual Basic Programmer's Guide to the Win32 API
Author Dan Appleman
Publisher   Sams

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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.

Synopsis
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.



Customer Reviews: 

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.


Excellent resource for the VB programmer, May 2, 1997
Reviewer: caryb@southeast.net
If you've ever needed a reference to the Win32 API, look no further. Appleman provides a great deal of information to help you push your applications to their limits. Manipulate Windows like you never dreamed, and provided the functionality you've always wanted. There's plenty of samples, and a CD full of source code. The CD also contains an online version of the entire contents of the book in Windows Help format. Definitely a must-have book for any serious developer --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Must have for experienced VB programmers,
February 15, 2001
Reviewer: VisualBasicBooks
Every Visual Basic programmer who needs to write Windows applications that harness the power of the Win32 API definitely needs to add this book to their Visual Basic book collection. In the past only C programmer's had the ability to access the Win32 api. Since the release of VB5/6 this luxury has been available to the VB programmer as well. This book is not for beginner Visual Basic programmers. It's for expierienced programmer's who want to tap into the power of the Win32 api.

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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