Win32 API Source code? Resource site?
Posted on 2000-04-03
Ok, i've had a lot of past experience with the Mac toolbox. So when I started doing Windows 32bit programming, I wasn't all that lost. I've dealt with things like CreateDialog, ShowWindow, etc.
However, as useful as the MSDN documentation is, first you have to KNOW what your looking for. I'm finding this very hard to do.
For example, in the current situation I have a dialog, that I need to update when it gets overdrawn and needs redrawed.
I haven't any idea what message is sent on an update, or what function to call when that message is received (I looked for the normal DrawDialog/DrawWindow, but nope)
Things like this, where I know what needs done, but don't know what the actual function calls or messages are.
The above is just an example, i've had several other similiar occurances. When I added a progress bar, NOWHERE did it tell me that progress bar messages begin with PBM_ ONCE I found that out, I was able to use MSDN to find out everything I needed to know about progress bars.
Basically, I KNOW there has got to be a WWW site out there with sample Win32 API code and or a better search engine that groups functions and message definitions together so that if I want to know things about dialogs I can just go to the Dialog section and branch off from there.
What WWW sites are there out there for the Win32 API? (Note, I AM NOT USING MFC, i'm using Visual Studio 6, in straight C)
So to break it down into two questions:
1. I really need some kick ass WWW sites for Win32 API programmers (source code, FAQ's function lists, etc.)
2. Whats the end all be all killer god-like book on the Win32 API?
I've set the points to 200 (wow) so please help me out here. I've looked all over Yahoo, and several other search engines trying to find sites, and haven't found much of anything at all.