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MSJ GPICODE: Guide to OS/2 Graphics Programming Interface

PSS ID Number: Q42225 Article last modified on 04-16-1991


Summary: The following is a summary of the program found in the “Microsoft Systems Journal” and in the Software/Data Library: Issue: May 1988, Volume 3, Number 3, pages 9-18 Title: “The Graphics Programming Interface: A Guide to OS/2 Presentation Spaces” Author: Charles Petzold Keyword: GPICODE GPICODE contains three programs named CACHEDPS, MICROPS, and NORMALPS, each of which uses one of the three available types of Presentation Spaces (PSs). CACHEDPS uses a cached-PS, MICROPS uses a micro-PS and NORMALPS uses a normal-PS. GPICODE can be found in the Software/Data Library by searching on the keyword GPICODE, the Q number of this article, or S10074. GPICODE was archived using the PKware file-compression utility. The following text is taken from the cover of the “Microsoft Systems Journal”: The Graphics Programming Interface (GPI) of the OS/2 Presentation Manager (PM) introduces many new concepts for programmers. Charles Petzold examines the three types of presentation space, data structures internal to the PM that act as a passport to using its graphics functions.