Xojo Windows Declare Version 3.0 has just been finished with more examples, more constants, more data, more explanations, updates from ANSI to Unicode, all Windows 10 compatible, both 32-bit and 64-bit compatible, and updated to Xojo 2018 r3.
Xojo provides a RAD (Rapid Application Development) environment because it protects the user from the Operating System. Xojo has many helpful functions, and declares add to this existing toolbox.
Tapping into the Operating System directly with Declares opens up almost all of the options available for a program - but you are also out of the protection of the safe IDE (Integrated Development Environment) of Xojo. With the ability to change anything with the program or operating system, improper code also provides the ability of a crash. This is written for intermediate and advanced programmers of Xojo.
All examples have been converted to 32-bit, 64-bit, ANSI, and Unicode versions. This book is Version 3.0 (October 2018).
This book provides many examples that are converted from C++ functions to Xojo. Although there are many Visual Basic examples that can be converted, vb declare example are becoming outdated, have different parameters, or contain misinformation. For these reasons converting from C++ to Xojo is a long-lasting alternative and which this book provides many descriptions, reasons, references, and working examples for Xojo declares.
There are 25 chapters and contains over 900 pages with over 140 example programs.
The targets for Version 3.0 are the following:
* Minimize use of Aliases
* ANSI, Unicode, 32-bit, adn 64-bit compatible for older and newer computers
* Add new functions
* Add module methods for increased portability across programs
* More Constants
* More API Declares
* More working API examples
* More native Windows controls
* Added many TargetWindow conditional statements
* Standardize the writing of declare methods
* All examples work in Xojo 2018 R3
* Removed ByVal prefix's as this is the default setting
* Cleaned up previous code to be easier understood
* 30 added examples
* Over 66 updates
Note: Programming in Windows API is an advanced topic!
Examples include creating controls, a new window, GDI, Pens, brushes, Structures, Files, LoWord, Audio, play video, and much more. Many screenshots have been added to show the results of the code with an index to help find topics quickly.
The ebook is a pdf formatted document and all examples include Xojo code. The Table of Contents can be viewed at http://Scispec.ca.