Microsoft Windows 3.x and MS-DOS


Visual Interface Design for Windows: Effective User Interfaces for Windows 95, Windows NT, and Windows 3.1

Formerly the Director of Visual Interface Design at Microsoft, Howlett headed the team that designed Windows 3.1, 95 and NT. In this definitive resource she presents the graphic design principles and hands-on software development techniques essential to create visually functional and attractive Windows applications. Features a stunning four-color design with hundreds of illustrations

Visual Basic for DOS: Building Scientific and Technical Applications

Visual BASIC for DOS (VBDOS) is ideally suited for work in the physical science laboratory because access to serial ports and interface cards is much easier than other languages. It doesn’t require line numbers, has subprograms which permit the passing of arguments, allows global and local variables, separate compilation of routines and linking of libraries and more. VBDOS provides a way for users to effectively process, acquire and display technical data.

DOS For Dummies , 3rd Edition

Windows may rule the world of popular computing on PCs around the globe, but DOS still has a place in the hearts and minds of computer users who vaguely remember what a C prompt looks like. Even if DOS (with all its arcane commands and its drab, boring look) isn’t your idea of the best way to get things done on a PC, you’ll find plenty of fast and friendly help on hand with the third edition of DOS For Dummies. Here’s a plain-speaking reference guide to all the command-line stuff and nonsense that makes DOS work, whether you’re a native DOS user or are an occasional dabbler who needs the operating system to run all those cool games under Windows. DOS For Dummies, 3rd Edition, avoids all the technical jargon to cut to the heart of things with clear, easy-to-understand explanations and step-by-step help for Changing disks and drives Dealing with the DOS prompt Managing files Running DOS inside Windows Installing and running DOS-based software programs Working with the printer and serial ports Using the mouse and keyboard Troubleshooting problems Understanding DOS error messages All the basic DOS commands, from APPEND to XCOPY, are demystified to make life in DOS much more bearable. This handy guide has plenty of helpful tips and tricks for bending DOS to your will, without having to dedicate your life (and all your free time) to mastering this little corner of the PC. Author Dan Gookin’s first edition of DOS For Dummies became an international best-seller. He considers himself a computer “guru” whose job it is to remind everyone that computers are not to be taken too seriously. His approach to computers is light and humorous, yet very informative. Gookin mixes his knowledge of computers with a unique, dry sense of humor that keeps you informed – and awake.

DOS For Dummies Quick Reference , 3rd Edition

Put away your secret decoder rings and pick up a copy of the latest edition of DOS For Dummies Quick Reference, 3rd Edition, the only book you’ll ever need to take the mystery out of those strange, enigmatic commands in DOS-speak. Even if you’ve upgraded to the snazzy new Windows operating system, you may have times when those old DOS commands (which have been around since the first IBM computers appeared) may come in handy. What’s a person to do? Grab yourself a copy of DOS For Dummies Quick Reference, 3rd Edition, and keep it near your computer for quick, step-by-step instructions for doing almost anything in DOS. Author Greg Harvey has packed all the do’s and don’ts of DOS together in one handy guide, written in language you can understand. Flip open the comb-bound, lay-flat book and let your fingers do the walking through the land of DOS, alphabetized from A to Z, to find fast answers to your questions. Whether you’re running the original DOS or just playing DOS games under the latest versions of Windows, you’ll find that this slim little reference book can be a big, big help. Plus, DOS For Dummies Quick Reference, 3rd Edition, features a Techie Talk” glossary in the back of the book to keep you from stumbling over words and phrases like clusters, FATs, sectors, and TSRs.