Who Should Read This Book

This book is intended for programmers who write application programs that use the APIs documented in this book.

A working knowledge of Windows is assumed. For information about Windows, refer to the list of publications under Where To Find More Information.

The programmer must also be familiar with connecting to a host system from a terminal or from a workstation with terminal emulation software.

This book assumes you are familiar with the language and the compiler that you are using. For information on how to write, compile, or link-edit programs, refer to Where To Find More Information for the appropriate references for the specific language you are using.