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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2003 11:40 am    Post subject: VDSAPI.DLL - Freeware.... Reply with quote

This is a small beta (very beta) release of the VDSAPI.DLL (23k).

The DLL is still in its' infancy, so don't expect too much yet...
It is freeware and doesn't write anything to the registry or
modify any files. You can change images on buttons, change button
and checkbox styles (turn checkboxes into radio buttons, etc.) and
much more. It's a good idea to have a copy of the SDK API help
file to explain what Windows messages do.

The DLL is designed for ease of use, while still being a powerful
addition to the VDS programming language. At this point it mostly
sends Windows messages, which are classified into two categories:
SendMsg and SendMsgSpecial. You don't need message numbers,
it uses the actual message names (BM_CLICK, etc.). There are
also a few other functions, with more being expected soon.

SendMsg should already do most standard messages that use
basic parameters, and some flags (such as BM_SETSTYLE params)
are also defined. The available flags are in the examples, and others
are being added. You can type a flag in the "get code for" box and
find its' value if it's been added yet.

** YOU DON'T HAVE TO UNDERSTAND HIWORD, LOWORD, ETC. **
For most messages, the DLL only requires that you add two extra
params to let the DLL know how to treat the first two (num, str, flag,
loword, hiword). The examples in the DSC file are pretty simple
(there just aren't many yet). Special messages that use arrays or
structs don't require these extra params, but only a couple have
been added so far.

Instructions and samples are in the DSC file, which also allows you
to execute tests. Here's the link:

http://www.vdsworld.com/index.php?page=download&fileid=254

Please remember that this DLL interacts with the Windows API directly,
so be careful (you're responsible if ya destroy stuff Wink ). Let me know
what ya think...

Cheers, Mac Smile

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2003 7:53 pm    Post subject: Re: VDSAPI.DLL - Freeware.... Reply with quote

Interesting. I look forward to taking this baby for a spin! Could make life a bit easier when trying
to interact with this API (Annoying Programming Interface Wink ) stuff.

Mac wrote:

Please remember that this DLL interacts with the Windows API directly,
so be careful (you're responsible if ya destroy stuff Wink ).


Whoooeee. Hang in there! We're born to be wild !

Greetz
The Doc

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2003 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your dll sounds great, Mac. I'll look forward to the end product!

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