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Windows API Tutorial - Part Two

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Well you've already picked up a helluva lot from this tutorial. But if you're wanting to take your API skills to the next level, read on.

First off, there's always the eternally groovy API tutorial hosted at www.vbapi.com/articles/intro/index.html

It's not so excellent for the beginner, but hey, that's no longer yourself. You should be able to follow this through, taking you to the next level.

If you're looking for examples to play around with, a general Web search will undoubtedly prove fruitful. You can grab a few general links at About.com here.

And if you have a few bucks spare, there's always the traditional tech book route to follow. Here are two of the best-known API publications:

  • Win32 API Tutorial #37/$40 - A well put together tutorial by a guy that's been there, done that. Plenty of practical examples with a lightweight writing style. By Jason Bock. Click here for more information.
  • Visual Basic Programmer's Guide to the Win32 API #55/$60 - More a reference book of the top Win32 API functions. Expensive, yet a useful addition to any developer's bookshelf. By Dan Appleman. Click here for more information.

Well, that's it for this section time to get all conclusive...

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This article was originally published on November 20, 2002

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