Inside Windows File Formats

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Windows file formats are revealed! This book, written by best-selling author Tom Swan, shows C programmers how to manage and control various Windows file formats.
  • Contains tips, techniques, secrets, and cautions
  • Includes numerous code listings
  • Disk contains all the code listings, file functions toolkit, and third-party software

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Overview

Windows file formats are revealed! This book, written by best-selling author Tom Swan, shows C programmers how to manage and control various Windows file formats.
  • Contains tips, techniques, secrets, and cautions
  • Includes numerous code listings
  • Disk contains all the code listings, file functions toolkit, and third-party software

An expose of DOS and Windows file formats, from the Windows calendar files to Paintbrush .PCX files. The book shows the C and Pascal programmer how to manage and control the various file formats with functions written and provided by the author. Example code listings in C and Pascal show how the functions are used.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780672303388
  • Publisher: Sams
  • Publication date: 8/25/1993
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 337

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Introduction 3
2 Structure Technologies 11
3 File Techniques 29
4 Bitmap Files (.BMP) 53
5 Icon Files (.ICO) 67
6 Cursor Files (.CUR) 79
7 Font Files (.FNT) 87
8 Metafile Files (.WMF) 111
9 Calendar Files (.CAL) 133
10 Cardfile Files (.CRD) 147
11 Clipboard Viewer Files (.CLP) 157
12 Windows Write Files (.WRI) 167
13 Group Files (.GRP) 203
14 Program Information Files (.PIF) 219
15 Executable Files (.EXE) 231
16 Executable File Resources (.EXE) 263
A Directories and Files 301
B Bonus Programs on Disk 305
Index 309
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