My first “On VB” column was published on the website of Visual Studio Magazine. It is titled “Calling Win32 API Functions in Visual Basic 2010” and is available at http://visualstudiomagazine.com/articles/2010/04/20/call-win32-api-functions-in-vb.aspx.
This article discusses the value of reaching beyond standard managed code and taking advantage of the functionality available in the native Win32 API, including some functionality not currently available via managed code.
Hope you find it informative and useful.
Microsoft MVP VB
Okemos, MI USA
May 19, 2010