[lazarus] Win32-API interface update

Keith Bowes keith_bowes at hotmail.com
Thu Nov 1 05:38:16 EST 2001

For those interested, I've finished another update of the Win32-API
The files required to patch Lazarus are available from
http://movieplace.freeyellow.com/prog/lazarus/#dl (if someone with access to
the official source wants to add these files, I can send the files to that
person by e-mail, but I'd appreciate other interested parties just download
from the site).

For those interested who don't want to set everything up and compile it
themselves, a binary version is also available.  The presence of a binary
version doesn't imply that the Win32-API interface is complete or release

Here are some highlights of the update:
* Forms are now painted.
* Many controls/widgets/components that didn't previously work do now.
* Native message boxes are now available.
* lazarus.exe now makes it past the splash screen.
* Bug fixes.

But along with those improvements, there are things that don't work very
well or at all.  If anyone is interested in trying to fix these things, be
my guest.  Here are some of the biggies:
* Many controls don't work, are buggy, or cause exceptions or crashes.
* Events don't work.
* Anything related to resource files (accelerator keys, dialog boxes, etc)
haven't been coded.

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