Visual Basic 6 Win32 API Tutorial

Visual Basic 6 Win32 API Tutorial


Visual Basic does an excellent job of letting developers build sophisticated Windows applications in a relatively short amount of time. This allows one to quickly build prototypes for end-users to evaluate and test, which can accelerate the development cycle. However, this ease of use does have its disadvantages. By shielding the programmer from the low-level Win32 calls, s/he may not be able to optimize certain functions and/or perform some tasks that the users have requested. This book will address the newcomer to VB who is just starting to learn how to code within the environment, and give them clear explanations to the Win32 calls within a project application.


Visual Basic Books "Jason Bock's presentation of all the material in this book was exceptionaly clear and concise. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who wishes to create much more powerful windows applications in Visual Basic."

VB Techniques "Jason Bock's book is designed to show you how to exploit the power of the Windows API to get to some of those functions can't use right from Visual Basic. The book also avoids trying to be a reference; instead, it shows you some of the key API calls and where to find more."

Visual Basic Universe "This is a great tutorial on the Win 32 API. Jason Bock explains how to use API calls in your Visual Basic applications. Jason will get you down into the nitty gritty of API declarations and will explain them to you so you understand them. This book also contain many valuable samples which are hard to find."

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