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

Adrian Korten sword-devel@crosswire.org
Wed, 21 Apr 2004 14:58:11 +0700

Good day,

It has been a few years since I played with diatheke and activediatheke. 
They were probably at version 1.5.4 then and activediatheke had some 
problems. It would be nice to have an updated and improved version of 
both or something similar. At the moment, I don't have time but it 
sounds interesting because Visual Basic is where most of my experience 
has been in. And maybe in the future ...

At the moment, I'm just beginning to get to know python. This experience 
has been in text manipulation and a little user querying. The time 
restriction still applies but from an experimentation angle, I'd be more 
interested in learning about hooking python to the sword library.


Hennie Pieterse wrote:
> 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.
> Hennie.
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