Designing OS-2 Applications

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Using examples and detailed scenarios, the author shows how to exploit the new features available with the 32-bit OS/2 operating system. Chapters cover multiprocessing, 32-bit memory management, device independence, API, debugging support and crash protection, overview of the kernel, presenting data, graphics engine, window manager, choosing features, application structure, modular design and threads, block design and architecture, designing the user interface, non-English language support, tuning and testing, code change, and designing the installation program. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471588894
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/3/1993
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 7.52 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Table of Contents

Sect. I Why OS/2? 1
Ch. 1 OS/2 as an End-User Platform 3
Ch. 2 Why Program for OS/2? 19
Ch. 3 OS/2 as a Development Platform 27
Sect. II Overall Application Design 31
Ch. 4 Good Programs Have Good Up-Front Design 35
Ch. 5 OS/2 Kernel Architecture 41
Ch. 6 Presentation Manager, Graphics, and the User Interface 73
Ch. 7 Features for Your Application 91
Ch. 8 Application Structure 111
Sect. III Use Building Blocks or Your App Will Crumble 125
Ch. 9 Block Design and Architecture 127
Ch. 10 Designing the User Interface 133
Ch. 11 Where's the Beef? 157
Sect. IV Making It Happen 175
Ch. 12 The Development Environment 177
Ch. 13 Prototyping the User Interface 185
Ch. 14 Building the Core Function 201
Ch. 15 Using Advanced Functions 221
Ch. 16 Non-English-Language Support 235
Sect. V Performance 247
Ch. 17 Base Tuning 249
Ch. 18 Visual Tuning 263
Sect. VI Testing and Code Change 269
Ch. 19 Testing Methodology 271
Ch. 20 Code Change 277
Sect. VII Installation Programs 281
Ch. 21 Designing the Installation Program 283
Summary and Conclusion 291
Bibliography 293
Index 295
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