Book Description: Visual Basic programmers who understand the Windows API can access all the functionality C and C++ programmers are accustomed to -- while still taking advantage of VB's extraordinary convenience and efficiency. This book gives VB programmers a complete guide to all of Windows API functions they need to supercharge their applications. In four opening chapters, developers can get "up-to-speed" on the relationship between VB and the Windows API, and how to extend VB programs with Windows API functionality. Then, the authors present a carefully-organized discussion of every Windows API VB developers are likely to need. They cover keyboard, input, timer, system information, system control and device context functions; scaling and coordinates, clipping and region functions; GDI drawing, attributes, bitmaps, icons, fonts, menus, dialogs, text, printing, files, memory, strings, control functions, and much more.