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Resources for metafile programming?

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Can somebody point me to some good books/articles on metafiles and enhanced metafiles?
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by:The_Brain
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check out:

http://www.amazon.com

click on books and search "meta file"
there are some very well documented books there.


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by:barrett
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Yes, I already did that, and only got three hits - two are out of print and the third looks like it's not specific to Windows metafiles. Any other ideas?
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by:barrett
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see above
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by:semck
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I don't know if you're a Visual Basic programmer or not, but if you are you should take a look at Dan Appleman's "Visual Basic 5.0 Programmer's Guide to the Win32 API." He covers the whole API in this book, but he goes into depth about metafiles/enhanced metafiles, with a sample program and a discussion of the various structures and file format. If you're interested, take a look at chapter 8.
Hope this helped.

PS: Do a search at Amazon with the following text:
"Graphics File Formats in Windows 95." I found several books when I did this. All the best.

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atze earned 150 total points
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Best source for me was MSDN, anything else is not worth it.
There is an example and a help file you should look into.
 
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by:barrett
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OK, thanks.
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