references for the winapi

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    references for the winapi

    i started using devc++ v. 4 and now that i get more delved into winapi programming i find that many of times i need a quick reference to just look up a function to see its use, parameters, and everything else about a function. but there doesnt seem to be any documentation on the winapi with devc++.

    is there any download for a reference on the winapi? i know there is an online reference at microsoft.com but i have dialup and its not possible for me to always dial up when i dont know a function. thats why it would be easier for me to just download a reference in one shot and put it on my computer?

    anybody know of one? can you point me to it?

    thanks.

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    thank you! ill download it and try it as soon as possible. thanks.

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    Always be careful downloading and running a .exe file. There is a lot of mallicious code around.
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    It's safe the last I know. I downloaded it a while ago too. It is the one given by the lcc compiler.

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    The best bet is to go on Microsoft.com and download the Platform SDK documentation....that will be a safe download...and the info is as recent as you can possibly get for dowloaded info.....also get the new libs and includes while your there

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    i think i'll try that fordy. believe it or not, but i think one time ago i tried to go there and download that sdk docs but i coulnd't find where to download!!! i cant explain it, i just couldn't find it. i'll look aroudn for it and hopefully i'll find it.

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    >>> It's safe the last I know

    Yeah, probably is, but you've been around long enough to know that I issue that kind of warning often. It is a real shame that I have to. The bottom line is, and has been for ages, don't run unknown code on your system. Your anti virus may pick up a known hidden virus, but hell, if your running a .exe, why hide the malicious code, just let it go out onto your system and do what it likes.
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    So adrian, basically, we should never run an .exe that we've downloaded from the net? That seems kind of harsh
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    >>> we should never run an .exe that we've downloaded from the net

    You should make sure of your source, and then be prepared to reload your OS if you goof.

    A short while ago, we had someone on the board post a series of questions, all quite innocent, then posted his finished .exe for comment. I don't think anyone actually ran it, and it was deleted quickly, but it first up tried various spy tricks, then tried to delete some files, then tried to low level format the hard drive.
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