A Windows API Lookup Tool
tool makes it easier for VDF programmers to create Windows
API calls. Because of the enormous size of the Windows
API, not all of the API entries are provided and because
of the automated nature in which the calls were imported
into this tool, not all of them are perfect but a large
majority are correct and reliable.
database was created by converting a text file of entries
that were originally designed for a Visual Basic tool.
I attempted to create rules to convert the Visual Basic
syntax to Visual DataFlex syntax. The rules are not
perfect so not all of the conversions are correct. The
database contains over 55000 constants, over 6500 function
declarations and over 450 type definitions. I hope someone
finds it useful.
Changes (as of October 11, 2005)...
Changes... I hate this because I am sure there are
a couple small things I won't remember but here are
the main things.
- I improved the conversion rules so the entries
are (hopefully) more accurate and there are also a
few more them in the database.
- VB types can now be converted into either VDF types
or structs, since structs are used in the newer versions
- Instant conversions of VB function declarations,
types or constants with a new popup conversion dialog.
This will allow users to do a conversion of examples
that don't already exist in the database.
- I have included the source for the view that does
the syntax conversions in case anyone has a use for
Where to Start
the zip file to the appropriate path on your hard
drive. I would suggest the Projects subdirectory of
your VDF installation.
Navigate to the <path>\API Viewer\Programs directory.
Double-click the API Viewer.ws file to register the
workspace with your VDF IDE.
Open the API Viewer workspace in the VDF IDE and compile
the API Viewer program.
you have any problems getting it to work... tough! Just
kidding. I will do my best to be helpful. Please contact
me at firstname.lastname@example.org
or post on the VDF
Open Source forum.
information in the API database is based on the work
of Michael Ciurescu. He is to receive all the credit
for creating the original list of types, constants and
declarations in the Visual Basic syntax. He no longer
maintains a web presence.
program in the following winapi.zip file was not created
by The Database Managers, Inc. They do not accept any
credit or responsibility for its content. The author
of the program is Greg
Sergeant and Greg is the one that should be
contacted for any questions, support, praise or donations.
file is hosted on this web site as a service to the
DataFlex community. The contents of this web page are
not copyrighted by The Database Managers, Inc.
readme.txt (1.5 k, this file is included in the below
winapi.zip (2.4 meg)
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