View Full Version : API for older windows versions 1.0 and 2.0?

May 2nd, 2012, 02:54 AM
How was applications programmed for early windows, did they conform to a standard what language is the windows framework developed in. Did they have to license developing software to make a windows application?

May 2nd, 2012, 03:00 AM
If someone throw me a developing suite i promise to make some nifty games ;D for your old 8086 and 8088 to run in windows.

May 2nd, 2012, 08:33 AM
You bought the Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) and applications were written in C. But the API functions used the Pascal calling convention, I don't remember why. Here is a relatively recent talk about looking back at Windows 1.0: http://www.charlespetzold.com/etc/Windows1/index.html