By: Paul S. Cilwa Viewed: 6/24/2019
Posted: 3/4/1996
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A guide to developing incredible Windows applications using visual programming.
Windows 95 Programming With Custom Controls

Windows 95 Programming With Custom Controls shows you how to develop incredible Windows applications using visual programming. It gives you in-depth instruction on creating OCXs (OLE custom controls) and features expert instruction on writing powerful custom controls that are versatile and can be easily extended. Teaches you to use a C++ class library for VBXs. Provides VBGenie, a code generator for VBXs similar to Microsoft's OLE Control Wizard. Gives you step-by-step design and programming tips

I was really excited about this book. Windows programming, though originally designed using some early object-oriented ideas, was not inherently an object-oriented environment. But objects are intended to make object-oriented programming in a non-object-oriented environment easy. And so I designed a series of C++ object classes that hid all the complexities of creating a custom control, allowing the programmer to concentrate on what he or she wanted the control to do, rather than spending hours on the supporting code.

Not long afterwards, Microsoft introduced the Microsoft Foundation Classes, which did the same thing. But I was here first!

This book was the first to come accompanied by a CD (rather than a floppy disk). You may click here to download the contents of the CD in a simple ZIP file.