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Accessing the Windows API in Visual Basic


The Windows Application Programming Interface, or API, is a complex set of functions for interacting with Windows. In this article, Jason attempts to shed some light on this topic by explaining what an API is, and providing an example of how to access one through Visual Basic.

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By: Jason Brimblecombe
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December 12, 2001
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  1. · Accessing the Windows API in Visual Basic
  2. · What is the Windows API?
  3. · Exploring the API function list
  4. · Your first API call
  5. · Calling the API
  6. · Conclusion

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Accessing the Windows API in Visual Basic - Conclusion
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The Windows API is a very powerful set of functions that will enhance the capabilities of any Visual Basic application. Try and learn from the example described in this article, but donít stop there.

Use your knowledge of the Windows API to build software that will utilize the same powerful features that windows itself does.

For more information on API's, please check out some of the links below.
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