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Chapter 15. USING API CALLS TO EXTEND TH... > CONSIDERING SOME ISSUES WHEN USING A...

CONSIDERING SOME ISSUES WHEN USING API CALLS

Before jumping into some examples, let's look at some of the issues of using API calls, such as what to keep in mind when creating your own API declarations from scratch, and what it takes to convert 16-bit API calls to 32-bit API calls.

Creating Your Own API Declarations from Scratch

Two words describe the situation when you find an obscure declaration, and there isn't a document declaration already built: Be careful! Although it's very rare that anything dangerous will happen, in some cases people have literally trashed their hard drives or reset CMOS by using API calls they weren't quite sure of. As mentioned earlier, one of the most common problems is that your system will GPF, and you could lose whatever changes you made to your code if you haven't saved recently.


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