[sword-devel] Win32 DLL for use in VB.

Hennie Pieterse sword-devel@crosswire.org
Tue, 20 Apr 2004 11:33:49 +0200

Hi all from South Africa,

I am quite new to the developing side of sword although I
have monitored it's progress since '99. I am a professional
VB programmer with a moderate knowledge of C++(VC6). I
believe that the work you guys have down is so amazing that
it should be available to as many platforms as possible.
Because of this I have started on a .dll library that will
make most functionality available to VB programmers. The
reason for this is twofold. Although not as powerfull as
C++, VB is a great tool for rapid development and
deployment. Minor changes and even whole new ideas can be
implemented much quicker. The other reason is that I want
to improve my knowledge of C++ and the sword library. So
I'm killing two birds with one stone.

Am I reinventing the wheel? Do you guys have anything in
the making of this sort. I know of Diatheke and
ActiveDiatheke, but find it limited. A DLL would run faster
in VB especially if a type lib is produced.

Are there any guidelines I should follow? Hints & Tips?
Do's Don't? Don't waste your time? :)

God Bless.

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