Dword???

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    Question Dword???

    Search the MSDN site, readup on whats DWORD. The site told me that its a value...but i can't understand cause i came across the usage of DWORD on some programs, but don't seems to be as simple as a value.... Still cannot understand whats DWORD use for...???

    DWORD...datatype???structure???function???

    Please spare your little knowledge to enlighten me....Thanks!!!
    mind your own mind...

    PsychoMantis,

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    Its a typedef for an unsigned 32bit value....nothing more

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    Yeah ...

    typedef unsigned int DWORD;

    although

    It would be more apropriate

    to be:

    typedef unsigned long DWORD;

    because in 16 bit compiler it wouldn't have 32 bit lenght

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    So its just a predefine unsign int variable...?

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    Originally posted by PsychoMantis
    So its just a predefine unsign int variable...?

    Guess so........Windows seems to do this quite often you'll come across some other ones you'll see I had the same problem. Thankfully now I got me Programming Windows by Petzold......beautiful.....highly recommend it.........
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    Yes, you'll also come across BYTE (unsigned char) and WORD (unsigned int) I think.

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    >>...WORD (unsigned int)...

    uhm.
    WORD is

    typedef unsigned short WORD;


    because int is 32bit...

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