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    API calls - where can I get more info?

    Hiya

    Ive briefly come across API's & would like to know where/ how I can learn more about them?

    Thanks in advance Diana

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    Re: API calls - where can I get more info?

    Diana,

    try <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.allapi.net/>http://www.allapi.net/</A> to start with - I downloaded the guide and toolshed due to a recommendation from someone here and it has been reasonably useful - I think several other inhabitants of this place use it as well, though what they think of it I don't know.

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    Re: API calls - where can I get more info?

    Diana,

    In addition to All_API, if you're the book-learnin' type then a definitive tome (1500+) pages is the Visual Basic Programmer's Guide to the Win32 API, by Dan Appelman - Sams Publishers.

    I can't offer a review of this book as (shamefully) it has languished on my "to read" list for too long now...
    It might be interesting to know if any other Loungers have good or bad things to say about it...

    Gary

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    Re: API calls - where can I get more info?

    Hi Gary,
    It's the clearest reference on the Win API I've come across - I'm not going to claim to have read all of it by any means but one of the things I like about it is that it's reasonably easy to find what you want for a particular situation and understand how to use it.
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    Re: API calls - where can I get more info?

    Diana, I endorse Brooke's suggestion. I'm sometimes slow to pick up a new technique, and it took my about half an hour to get into the swing of things with the ApiToolbox, but now I love it so much I have a shortcut to it on my desktop and go browsing whenever I receive a boring telephone call.

    I suggest you get a copy, start browsing it, find a function that is of interest to you and follow it through.

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    Re: API calls - where can I get more info?

    Thanks for this great link to AllAPI Network! The tutorials look good and much easier that wading through Dan Appelman's book which is what I normally do.
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    Re: API calls - where can I get more info?

    Anything by Dan Appleman is worth having and using.

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    Re: API calls - where can I get more info?

    The gold standards has been Dan Appleman's Visual Basic Programmer's Guide to the Win32 API, ISBN: 0672315904.

    Check www.bookpool.com and www.bestbookbuys.com.

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    Re: API calls - where can I get more info?

    Hi Gary

    Thanks for the recommendation - I managed to find the book by Dan, hiding on some tech's desk -
    will start having a read &
    will look at the website link that Brooke provided &
    this APIToolbox suggested by Chris sounds interesting as well.

    Thank you all - Diana

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