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Business Solutions VBA and Macros for Microsoft by Tracy Syrstad, Bill Jelen

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Chapter 24. Windows Application Programming Interface (API)

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What Is the Windows API?

With all the wonderful things you can do in Excel VBA, there are some things that are out of its reach or just difficult to do—such as finding out what the user’s screen resolution setting is. This is where the Windows application programming interface, or API, can help.

If you look in the folder \Winnt\System32 (Windows NT systems), you’ll see a lot of files with the extension .dll. These files are dynamic link libraries; they contain various functions and procedures that other programs, including VBA, ...

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