Re: Visual C++/Visual Basic electronic books

Subject: Re: Visual C++/Visual Basic electronic books
From: Kris Olberg <kjolberg -at- IX -dot- NETCOM -dot- COM>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 1997 20:48:12 -0500

> From: Allyn Baum <a_baum -at- POSITRON -dot- QC -dot- CA>
> Does anyone know what the interface is that Microsoft uses to display =
> their electronic books in their Visual Basic and Visual C++ interface. =
> Is the interface proprietary to Microsoft or can the tool be purchased =
> to develop the same? In my opinion, it seems as though the information =
> is in HTML, thought I am not certain. I am curious to know how the table
> of contents displays in a pane to the left while the body of information
> displays in the right. Any ideas would be appreciated.

I just opened the Visual Basic version and looked at Help, About. It says,
"Visual Basic Books Online Version 1.0." My guess is that the interface is
proprietary. I suggest asking Microsoft if the interface is available for
you to use.

kolberg -at- actamed -dot- com
kris -at- olberg -dot- com

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