Microsoft KB Archive/42221

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MSJ HEXCALC: Pop-Up Calculator for Windows and OS/2 PM

PSS ID Number: Q42221 Article last modified on 04-16-1991

MS-DOS

Summary: The following is a summary of the program found in the “Microsoft Systems Journal” and in the Software/Data Library: Issue: January 1988, Vol. 3, No. 1, pages 39-48 Title: “HEXCALC: An Instructive Pop-Up Calculator for Microsoft Windows” Author: Charles Petzold Keyword: HEXCALC HEXCALC can be found in the Software/Data Library by searching on the keyword HEXCALC, the Q number of this article, or S10026. HEXCALC was archived using the PKware file-compression utility. The following text is taken from the “Microsoft Systems Journal”: HEXCALC, a pop-up window hexadecimal calculator, explores a method of using dialog box templates to define the layout of child window controls on a program’s main window, a technique illustrating features of both Microsoft Windows Version 2.0 and the OS/2 Presentation Manager.

More Information: Please note that the way this application uses a dialog box as the main application is NOT the way you should write your application. Any modification to this application will result in a failure because of the way the window was created. Microsoft cannot support any questions that are related to this application due to all the incorrect uses of the Window creation and implementation. We are only providing this for reference purposes.