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Author Topic: API-Guide 3.7: A Windows API Programming Reference  (Read 5653 times)

KenR

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API-Guide 3.7: A Windows API Programming Reference
« on: October 01, 2006, 06:04:37 PM »
Another DonationCoder.com member recently told me about some Windows API guide software, cleverly called API-Guide. This is the first program of this type I have ever heard of. Are there other similar programs that are better? Is this the one people commonly use? Inquiring minds want to know (or at least I do)!

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Many people have asked us if they could download our API list because they couldn't go online for a very long time and it could take ages to download all the API examples. Of course, this was very unpractical, since the list is changing every month.

For these people we've created API-Guide! API-Guide is an API database with all the API functions of our API list.

API-Guide has over 900 functions, all documented, and explained with an example. Several functions also have a dotNET equivalent and dotNET example code.


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« Last Edit: October 01, 2006, 06:25:29 PM by KenR »

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Re: API-Guide 3.7: A Windows API Programming Reference
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2006, 07:02:17 PM »
Looks a bit impractical to me... I use the PlatformSDK from May 2002, afaik the last htmlhelp v1 release before MS switched to the crappy new htmlhelp system.
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Re: API-Guide 3.7: A Windows API Programming Reference
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2006, 02:45:24 AM »
Hello,

Looks a bit impractical to me... I use the PlatformSDK from May 2002, afaik the last htmlhelp v1 release before MS switched to the crappy new htmlhelp system.


This tool was developped in VB, and its interface mimmics HTML Help, but it's a pure EXEcutable, not a CHM at all, so i' don't see any crappy things at all onto this excellent software.
This software is considered as a reference to the eyes of VB/vb.Net developpers.
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Re: API-Guide 3.7: A Windows API Programming Reference
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2006, 05:47:28 AM »
Since KenR asked in PM, here's how to obtain the PlatformSDK, taken from the ASM community messageboard. No reason to be limited to 925 functions and a cruddy interface ^_^

Quoting Morris from the thread linked above:

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The "template" URL for older PSDKs is:

http://download.micr...ate/win98mexp/en-us/build/FULL/PSDK-FULL.num.cab

Now, the build might be:
2601.0          (August 2001 edition)
3590.2          (November 2001 edition)
3639.1          (May 2002 edition)
3663.0          (July 2002 edition)
3672.1          (August 2002 edition)
3718.1          (October 2002 edition)
3790.0          (February 2003 edition)
2600.2180       (PSDK XP SP2 edition)

For each build, the num should be iterated from 1 till you get a cab file smaller than all the others (usually the cab files are 25MB in size).

The last PSDK with htmlhelp v1 is 3639.1 (May 2002 edition).
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Re: API-Guide 3.7: A Windows API Programming Reference
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2006, 06:28:19 AM »
Hmm .. I tried

http://download.micr...FULL/PSDK-FULL.1.cab

which if I got the system right should be the first cab for the May 2002 edition, and I got a 404 :(.

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Re: API-Guide 3.7: A Windows API Programming Reference
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2006, 06:31:58 AM »
Darn, it worked a couple months ago :(
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Re: API-Guide 3.7: A Windows API Programming Reference
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2006, 01:04:56 PM »
Darn, it worked a couple months ago :(


Hehehe... it used to work months ago, on the contrary, Api-Guide url is still available and will be helpful for long time i hope :)
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