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Microsoft KB Archive/107163

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Registering KERNEL Functions in Viewer

Article ID: 107163

Article Last Modified on 10/14/2003



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Multimedia Viewer Publishing Toolkit 2.0
  • Microsoft Multimedia Viewer Publishing Toolkit 2.0a



This article was previously published under Q107163

SUMMARY

To directly register a Windows KERNEL function in a Viewer title, you must specify either KRNL286 or KRNL386 for the first parameter in RegisterRoutine(). KRNL286 should be used if the Viewer title will be run under standard mode Windows; KRNL386 should be used if the title will be run under enhanced mode Windows. If the title might be run under either enhanced or standard mode Windows, then the KERNEL function cannot be directly registered in the Viewer title.

Instead, the title author should write a wrapper function in a dynamic-link library (DLL) for the KERNEL function. The wrapper function would call the KERNEL function, passing the necessary parameters. This wrapper function should be registered in the [CONFIG] section of the .MVP file with RegisterRoutine(), and it can then be called anywhere within the Viewer title.

For example, to use the KERNEL function WinExec() from a Viewer title, one would write a wrapper function in a DLL as follows:

Sample Code

UINT FAR PASCAL WinExecWrap(LPCSTR lpszCmdLine,UINT fuCmdShow)
{
   return (WinExec(lpszCmdLine,fuCndShow));

}

This WinExecWrap() function should be exported from the DLL so that it can be called from the Viewer title. For this example, let's assume the filename of the DLL is MYKRNL.DLL.

The function would be registered in the [CONFIG] section of the Viewer title's .MVP file as follows:

   RegisterRoutine("mykrnl","WinExecWrap","u=Su")
                

WinExecWrap() can then be called from anywhere within the Viewer title. A typical call would look like the following:

   WinExecWrap("clock",1)
                

This would launch the Clock application in a normal window.

Because the title can use the WinExecWrap() wrapper function in place of WinExec(), it no longer needs to register or call WinExec() directly from within the title.


Additional query words: 2.00 2.00a

Keywords: KB107163