[fpc-pascal] Basic Windows tutorial

Sven Barth pascaldragon at googlemail.com
Thu Oct 22 14:41:30 CEST 2015

Am 22.10.2015 09:25 schrieb "Ryan Joseph" <ryan at thealchemistguild.com>:
> Keeping in mind I know literally nothing about Windows programming, where
is a good place to start? I installed Lazarus which I think is the
preferred IDE for FPC (if not are there others?) and I would like to start
with making a simple window programmatically and adding some controls and a

You should maybe google for "Delphi non VCL tutorial" or something like
this to find tutorials. And on that level you can more or less use
everything they show in FPC as well.

> Are there are any example projects for this and a place I could reference
the Windows headers in Pascal? I don’t even know what the Windows GUI
library is called or where I could reference that online (.net maybe?).

For the Windows headers you only need to add unit Windows to get most of
them. There are some more units that are like in Delphi (e.g. ShellApi) and
even more are provided by the Jedi units (jwa*).

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