OS/2 Warp Presentation Manager for Power Programmers

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Wiley, Dec 30, 1995 - Computers - 554 pages
URI J. STERN is the Technical Team Leader of the PSP SWAT team in IBM's Boca Raton facility. His team travels the world to debug and resolve critical OS/2- related problems for IBM enterprise customers. He has been designing and developing OS/2 PM applications since the initial release of Presentation Manager with OS/2 version 1.1 in 1988.

JAMES S. MORROW has seventeen years' professional development experience. He has worked for the OS/2 service and support organization to debug critical customer problems, and on the development team for the Help Manager and Information Presentation Facility components of OS/2. Currently, he is a consultant to the physical device driver group.

OS/2 Warp Presentation Manager for Power Programmers dares to cover the advanced subject matter that is rarely documented in PM programming references. Written by a pair of IBM insiders from Boca's OS/2 team, this gold mine of practical tips and techniques emphasizes powerful programming methods and stresses structured code, optimal resource management, and numerous other OS/2 performance benefits. You'll gain deep insight into the design and development of the complete Presentation Manager environment, including the new 32-bit Warp window manager. Clear, concise programming samples and thorough descriptions with actual source code provided on Wiley's FTP site (ftp.wiley.com) take you step-by-step through each concept on the way to building your application. The authors cover a wide range of advanced programming topics, including:

  • Programming the OS/2 Workplace Shell and SOM
  • Dynamic Data Exchange
  • Multimedia Controls
  • Printing from the Presentation Manager
  • Bitmaps and Graphics
  • Hooks
  • And more

In this unparalleled volume, you will find the answers to the most frequently asked PM questions and learn how to avoid common programming mistakes while you master the skills necessary to harness the power of the OS/2 Presentation Manager.

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