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I've been using Perl for quite some time now and have used
half a dozen languages before it.  Of course Perl is by far
the best 8-}

Unfortunately, I have to do some work on Win32 systems,
particularly using the Windows API.  I'm at home in Unix
but totally lost when it comes to the Win32::API...

I just read through the Win32::API pod and there just isn't
a whole lot there.  I don't understand how you *know* which
API function you are going to use for a particular task. 
Is there *any* logic behind how this stuff is divided up? 
I only plan on accessing the Windows API from Perl, so what
sources of information would you recommend to really get an
understanding of:

# How/why a particular API function is stored in a given
  module (dll)
# How/where to find the parameters that are passed to the
  function and returned from the function.
# How do the Microsoft Foundation Classes relate to the
  Win32 API and are the MFC's useable/useful from Perl?

Thanks 8-}

In reply to Suggestions for a new Perl Win32::API User? by sudoer

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