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Mark Coxhead

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TEXT BOOKS ON FORTRAN WINDOWS PROGRAMMING
« on: June 26, 2007, 12:28:41 PM »
TEXT BOOKS ON FORTRAN WINDOWS PROGRAMMING
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Following on the remarks from the previous posting, this too was a subject I raised on the original Forum.....


I asked if anyone had any knowledge of any useful text books on Windows Programming?   I did not receive any additional information, but thought I raise this again, as others may be interested in one book I use.  This is "Visual Fortran" by Norman Lawrence, which I have found contains a wealth of practical information that is invaluable for anyone intending to enhance the MRWE provided by ABSOFT.    I have used my copy so much that the spine is broken.


The other book that is of some benefit, but not specifically aimed at Fortran users as the examples are in C++, is "Programming Windows" by Charles Petzold.


If there are any other helpful and relevant books or manuals around on Windows Programming please let me know.

Thank you.

« Last Edit: June 26, 2007, 12:30:29 PM by Mark Coxhead »

Mike Linacre

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Re: TEXT BOOKS ON FORTRAN WINDOWS PROGRAMMING
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2007, 11:12:17 PM »
Thanks, Mark. Most of what I know about Windows comes from Microsoft support documents (now  Google-able) and Visual Basic.

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Re: TEXT BOOKS ON FORTRAN WINDOWS PROGRAMMING
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2007, 04:53:29 AM »
I spent a couple of years on getting Fortran to interact with the M.S. Windows API; a waste of time.  (I also used Petzol, which is excellent.)  There are always exceptions and that extra bit of information not disclosed or that (sorry I forgot to mention) missing 'include' file.  Give up!  My colleague is using Winteracter as the GUI, and it looks very easy, and his GUI and graphics are impressive, and the Winteracter boys have taken all that 'specialist' knowledge and hidden it away.  Expensive, but he says it saved him an awful lot of time.  Colin PS: It also runs under Linux, so the same source ought to be able to be compiled under both systems (if you write standard code).

Mike Linacre

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Re: TEXT BOOKS ON FORTRAN WINDOWS PROGRAMMING
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2007, 07:57:31 PM »
Colin is right. Use support software when you can. But always have "Plan B" in case the support software disappears from the market. Don't give up on Windows APIs. They can do nifty things to improve the user-experience, such as to keep a Window on top, or to change the name of the task on the Windows task bar.

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