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good Win32API book

hi,I am from Japan.
I need good win32API book.
because my rgss can call win32API.
RGSS is a sbset of ruby.
RPG maker XP now include rgss.

you can call windows program from
your own gaming world by using rgss.
Permalink Omoti 
January 8th, 2006
shellexecute = Win32API.new('shell32.dll','ShellExecuteA',%w(p p p p p i),'i')
shellexecute.call(0, 'open', 'http://www.google.co.jp/', 0, 0, 1)

This code brings IE window from your gaming world.

so you can do almost everthing that can do by
calling win32api.
so I want to learn about win32api as soon as possible.
but no good win32api book here.
so I asked japanese group that
"Why are there so few good win32api books can get here?"
thay say,
"Misrosoft is moving ther tecnolgy from win32api to winfx."
and
"so no one willing to write new win32spi books anymore."

doh.

and they say,
"if you need ain32api books argently, we could write down one by $100,000 for work pay."

doh.I need to pay $100,000 for just one book.

but hey,I have choice to ask this my issue to U.S programmers.
so now I want to here how U.S programmers say about this problem.
thank you.
Permalink Omoti 
January 8th, 2006
not to insult your intelligence, but have you gone to:

www.amazon.com
www.bn.com

and searched for "win32"?

You will find plenty of resources with lots of trustable reader feedback...
Permalink arg! 
January 8th, 2006
And download the Windows SDK for free, with the complete reference.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=A55B6B43-E24F-4EA3-A93E-40C0EC4F68E5&displaylang=en
Permalink Erik Springelkamp 
January 8th, 2006

This topic was orginally posted to the off-topic forum of the
Joel on Software discussion board.

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