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Professional Excel Development: The Definitive Guide to Developing Applications Using Microsoft® Excel and VBA® by John Green, Rob Bovey, Stephen Bullen

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Chapter 9. Understanding and Using Windows API Calls

In the Programming with the Windows API chapter of our Excel 2002 VBA Programmers Reference, we approached the subject of using Windows API calls by explaining how to locate the definitions for various functions on the MSDN Web site and translate those functions for use in VBA. The idea was to enable readers to browse through the API documentation and use anything of interest they found.

In reality, extremely few people use Windows API calls in that manner; indeed, trying to include previously unexplored API calls in our Excel applications is very likely to result in a maintenance problem, because it's doubtful that another developer will understand what we were trying to do. Instead, most of ...

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