WinEvent is a collection of useful functions that can be used to extend the
functionality of your program, and save yourself a lot of time.
The functions are collected together into groups and include things like RS
232 (Serial Port) Reading and Writing, WinAlert for trapping windows
messages, Taskbar function, System functions, Window behavior functions, and
more. Most of the functionality provided by WinEvent is built into Windows
itself in one way or another. WinEvent wraps these API calls into simple
Clarion functions that you can easily use in your own code.
WinEvent is shipped as source code, and does not include any black-box
All WinEvent functions can be used in ABC or Clarion(Legacy) programs.
- RS 232 Communications Functions give you access to Serial Comm ports under
Windows. The simple WinEvent interface makes it easy for even novice programmers
to interface to external hardware via the Serial port. WinEvent supports up to
24 comm ports in a single program. Simple functions like ReadPort and WritePort
are provided that assume no knowledge of serial communications.
- Task bar Functions let your 32-bit program interface to the Windows Taskbar.
You can place icons in the System Tray, complete with pop-up tip, change an icon
that's already there (great for hardware monitoring) and prevent your background
application from appearing on the main part of the Taskbar.
- Messaging Functions allow you to trap messages being sent to your application
from other programs, DLLs etc. They also allow you to trap messages being sent
to your program by Windows, but not normally passed on by the Accept command.
- Window Functions allow you to make a window float on top of all other windows,
or bring the window to the front when triggered by some event.
- System Functions provide system information on the current version of Windows,
and DOS. They also provide information on free disk space and allow you to play
WAV files through any Windows compatible sound card.
- All versions of Windows (95/98/ME/NT/2K/XP) are supported
WinEvent is the perfect tool for writing background applications. Things like receiving data from
a serial barcode scanner, sending data to a Point of Sale cash register or interfacing
with other Serial hardware becomes trivial using the Communications functions.
The Taskbar functions allow you to hide your background process away, like other
background Window programs, in the System tray. You can play WAV files or bring
your window to the front to alert the user that something is wrong. In addition,
the message trapping allows your program to quit gracefully when Windows is shut
down. The Free Disk Space feature even allows you to monitor disk space, alerting
the user when it drops too low!
Documentation & Support
Documentation for the product is available here
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