Microsoft KB Archive/37080

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MSJ FINDDEMO: OS/2 Program for IPC and Multitasking

PSS ID Number: Q37080 Article last modified on 04-16-1991


Summary: The following is a summary of the FINDDEMO program found in the “Microsoft Systems Journal” and in the Software/Data Library: Issue: May 1987, Vol. 2, No. 2, Pages 51-59 Title: “A Compleat Guide to Writing Your First OS/2 Program” Author: Charles Petzold Keyword: FINDDEMO FINDDEMO can be found in the Software/Data Library by searching on the keyword FINDDEMO, the Q number of this article, or S10004. FINDDEMO was archived using the PKware file-compression utility. FINDDEMO is a typical OS/2 application that demonstrates interprocess communication (IPC) and multitasking. FINDDEMO locates a file on a hard disk that fits a particular file specification. It can work with nine separate file specifications simultaneously. The following text is taken from the cover of the “Microsoft Systems Journal”: Discussions of program development for OS/2 introduce a new vocabulary. Dynamic linking or module definition files may at first seem forbidding, but they, like OS/2, are variants of familiar concepts. We offer a sample program complete with multitasking and inter-process communication.