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Creating an API for a windows application


Creating an API for a windows application

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I am writing a windows application using VB.NET 2005 and I  would like to create an API for it, however, I have no clue on where or how to get started.  I tried adding a ProgId to my windows form, but when I would try to use CreateObject or GetObject to get a reference to the application, I would receive an error saying "could not create ActiveX object".  If anyone has any advice or information to share, I would greatly appreciate it.

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Michael

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Welcome to A1vbcode Michael

mmathys (7/4/2008)
I am writing a windows application using VB.NET 2005 and I  would like to create an API for it, however, I have no clue on where or how to get started.

Well I very good free program you can download for VB6 is API-Guide as I've said its manly for VB6 but there are a few VB.Net examples.

There is also an updated APIViewer. Wink

Keith

I've been programming with VB for 17 years. Started with VB4 16bit Pro, VB5 Pro, VB6 Pro/Enterprise and now VB3 Pro. But I'm no expert, I'm still learning.

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Thanks for the reply, but I think you misunderstood what I am asking.  I am not asking about winAPI, but rather how to create an API for an application I am writing.  For example, I would like to have the API be able to raise events in other applications that are integrating with my software when a MDI child window gains or loses focus, or allow an integrating application to detect if my application is even open. 
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mmathys (7/23/2008)
I am not asking about winAPI, but rather how to create an API for an application I am writing. 

Well you have to make your own dll then you can have your own API calls to it. I can't recommend any tutorials because I've never made my own dll either. Wink

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The forum has an Add Reply box, so I decided to let everyone know, that I have been working on creating an API but I had the .dll file provided for me, by a most kind company, the kind that provide computer stuff. 
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The forum has an Add Reply box, so I decided to let everyone know, that I have been working on creating an API but I had the .dll file provided for me, by a most kind company, the kind that provide computer stuff.



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The forum has an Add Reply box, so I decided to let everyone know, that I have been working on creating an API but I had the .dll file provided for me, by a most kind company, the kind that provide computer stuff.
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