1.2. How This Book Is Organized

This book can be used in a variety of ways, depending on your background and needs. For readers familiar with C/C++, Visual C++, or Visual Basic, you don't need to follow the step-by-step instructions given in each chapter to fulfill the project development; you can skip some details and go directly to the source code section. For beginners, you had better follow the detailed step-by-step instructions in each example to understand the whole project.

Now, let's examine how each chapter is organized. Chapter 2 discusses interface programming between Visual Basic and

  • Window 32 API functions;

  • a Dynamic Link Library (DLL) developed in Visual C++ 6.0;

  • a database by using ADO;

  • the Internet; and

  • other Windows-based applications, ...

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