[AccessD] 32->64 bit

Bill Benson bensonforums at gmail.com
Mon Nov 8 16:11:28 CST 2021

Arthur, I don't know if this will help or hurt.

I have never even bothered to try to understand what APIs do. Instead I
start with "What do I need my app to do?". Often times then I google how to
get that done. And sometimes (depends on the project, could be more or less
times) in developing an app, I see someone has posted some code that uses
APIs. I don't mess with what they did, I just copy it (if I can find
someone else posting the same code elsewhere my comfort level with its
veracity increases).

I would certainly not start with some behemoth compendium of all available
WinAPIs, I would start with what are the bare number of APIs I can get away
with to make my tool do what it is supposed to do.

On Mon, Nov 8, 2021 at 4:23 PM Arthur Fuller <fuller.artful at gmail.com>

> Even after reading several documents on this subject, I am dazed and
> confused, although this may be due to the recent concussion that I
> suffered. I have the fileWin32API_PtrSafe.txt but I'm not at all sure what
> to do with it. There are dozens of Type declarations, , and dozens more
> Const declarations, and numerous Declare Function declarations, and I don't
> know what I'm supposed to do with them. Occasionally it is clear in said
> document which Constants are related to which Function declarations, but
> not always.
> As noted in the file header, it is too large to load as a single module;
> attempts to do so result in an Out of Memory error. (I didn't actually try
> it, but I believe its authors.)
> Should I open that file in a text editor and then load my Access app, then
> search for each DECLARE [Private] Function, then search the text file for
> the corresponding declaration, then copy/paste? I really don't know how to
> proceed.
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