Basically, the term API referes to a collection of libraries, dll files
for Windows users, that contain related functions shared by a particular
type of program. In this particular case the Win32 API is the core
programming API shared by most Windows programs. It contains such dll
files as: kernel32.dll, user32.dll, winfax.dll, winsock.dll, to name a
few of the more common libraries.
As it happens DirectX is another API only specifically designed for
multimedia applications like games. Even though DirectInput,
DirectSound, DirectPlay, Direct3D, etc all have different functionality
collectively they form what we call an API.
Jim Kitchen wrote:
May I ask, what is the Win32 API? What is an API? I don't know such
terms. I just write code in the VB6 form load area and sub routines
and they run.
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