API Calls

Is there a good web site for showing what can be done with API Calls through VB? I have an application that I know I can solve through an API, but I don't know where to start. Any ideas?

What I'm after is a way to see what keys have been pressed from any application (eg, typing in Word, email, etc) for a typing tutor / words per minute analyser.

Thanks
finsterAsked:
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mcriderCommented:
Using this link at microsoft http://search.microsoft.com/us/dev/default.asp you can search for any API and get the documentation on it...

All of the API's are in the API Text Viewer.  You sould have a link to it from where you start VB from the START button...


Cheers!
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johnczimmCommented:
Take a look at this site:
http://www.vbgreatone.8m.com/VB/api.htm
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vbWayneCommented:
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rovermCommented:
And this is the best:

http://www.vbapi.com/ref/funcc.html

;-)) RoverM
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rovermCommented:
Type tester:
Look for the Keyboard notify API:

"GetASyncKeyState"

An example of it:

http://david90.cjb.net/
click on item #11 !

Good Luck!

RoverM
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vbWayneCommented:
Rovern: it's the same one...there's a redirection on the old address...

http://skyscraper.fortunecity.com/transmission/45/api/

http://www.vbapi.com/

vbWayne
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caraf_gCommented:
Another good idea is to subscribe to the newsgroups: news.devx.com for example. They usually have a group dedicated to the API and you can find out a lot by reading other people's questions and their answers.

Just like EE really! ;-)
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philjhCommented:
The Bible:
Visual Basic programme's guide to Win32 API by Daniel Appleman
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caraf_gCommented:
I wouldn't call Daniel Appleman's book the Bible. It's OK, but that's about it. Same for Bruce McKinney's HardCore Visual Basic. Use them to get a grip on the API, then forget them.
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