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  • Help Files Win32Api.hlp in Vista

    I know the latest update fixes problems with viewing help files in Vista, but did PB (or someone else) port the Win32Api.hlp to be Vista viewable?

    I am stuck at a point porting code from VB to PB and before asking, I thought I would check the help files, and just realized my only Win32Api.hlp is a *.hlp file that I can NOT open on a VISTA machine (yet another reason I did not want to get the latest Windows, but forced to so I can solve customers questions that are becoming more and more frequent)

    Anyways for what WAS a simple api porting question.

    I have a line where:
    Code:
    Result = RtlMoveMemory(ppData(0), PreparsedData, 30)
    where it expected a result (guessing False if passed or some value for GetLastError)

    unfortunately from my Win32Api.INC the only reference is a subroutine for RtlMoveMemory so no return values (and I can not check at the moment without going to MSDN, which usually becomes a :headbut: because they always throw in some confusing C example that has barely any meaning on just the function. which is why I like PB's Documentation (Although I wish they would show a PB example) but at least they only explain what it does and not more confusing data so I am not up all night figuring out what the heck I am supposed to do with the function just to wind up :yawn

    Anyways From the Win32Api.INC they are using subs, where many of mine from languages expect a value returned from a function. so I hoped until I can get back to XP machine maybe someone could post why these are now subs?

    (Meanwhile, I will see if I can keep porting but take my best guesstimation on what I think instinctively would be happening.)

    Code:
    ' Declares from winnt.h =======================================================
    '
    DECLARE SUB MoveMemory LIB "KERNEL32.DLL" ALIAS "RtlMoveMemory" (pDestination AS ANY, pSource AS ANY, BYVAL cbLength AS LONG)
    
    #IF %DEF(%USEMACROS)
    
        MACRO CopyMemory (pDestination, pSource, cbLength)
            MoveMemory pDestination, pSource, cbLength
        END MACRO
    
        MACRO FillMemory (pDestination, cbLength, bFill)
            MACROTEMP ix, pDest
            LOCAL ix AS LONG
            LOCAL pDest AS BYTE PTR
            pDest = pDestination
            FOR ix = 1 TO cbLength
                @pDest = bFill
                INCR pDest
            NEXT
        END MACRO
    
        MACRO ZeroMemory (pDestination, cbLength)
            FillMemory(pDestination, cbLength, 0)
        END MACRO
    
        MACRO FUNCTION MAKELANGID (p, s)
            MACROTEMP result
            LOCAL result AS DWORD
            result = s
            SHIFT LEFT result, 10
        END MACRO = (result OR p)
    
    #ELSE
    
        SUB CopyMemory (BYVAL pDestination AS DWORD, BYVAL pSource AS DWORD, BYVAL cbLength AS LONG)
            MoveMemory BYVAL pDestination, BYVAL pSource, cbLength
        END SUB
    
        SUB FillMemory (BYVAL pDestination AS DWORD, BYVAL cbLength AS LONG, BYVAL bFill AS BYTE)
            LOCAL ix AS LONG
            LOCAL pDest AS BYTE PTR
            pDest = pDestination
            FOR ix = 1 TO cbLength
                @pDest = bFill
                INCR pDest
            NEXT
        END SUB
    
        SUB ZeroMemory (BYVAL pDestination AS DWORD, BYVAL cbLength AS LONG)
            FillMemory pDestination, cbLength, 0
        END SUB
    
        FUNCTION MAKELANGID (BYVAL p AS WORD, BYVAL s AS WORD) AS WORD
            SHIFT LEFT s, 10
            FUNCTION = s OR p
        END FUNCTION
    
    #ENDIF
    PS. Anyone with help finding a PB Win32Api.hlp for Vista would be a MEGA help since I am stuck till the end of the weekend (or maybe its on the list "of things to be done") ?
    Engineer's Motto: If it aint broke take it apart and fix it

    "If at 1st you don't succeed... call it version 1.0"

    "Half of Programming is coding"....."The other 90% is DEBUGGING"

    "Document my code????" .... "WHYYY??? do you think they call it CODE? "

  • #2
    Cliff,
    See this...

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    • #3
      Thanx Pierre, :worship:

      Although a ROYAL pain to get help files working.
      I always thought "Help" was here to "Help Me", not make me jump through hoops, validate, download, validate, download, validate, download......ooooohhhh you want a help file ehhhhh???? Hmmmmmm....welllll....oooookayyyyy since you realllly think you want to do things right, we at M$ think we may let you this time.

      gawd what a :headache: for what M$ considers an obsolete file, so they add a bunch of security to it rather than just leave it? (Or maybe that was their point, was to make it hard to use it since M$ says its obsolete?)

      Anyways, Thanx again, now I can program again without making guesstimations on what I "THINK" I am programming
      Engineer's Motto: If it aint broke take it apart and fix it

      "If at 1st you don't succeed... call it version 1.0"

      "Half of Programming is coding"....."The other 90% is DEBUGGING"

      "Document my code????" .... "WHYYY??? do you think they call it CODE? "

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