Advanced Windows Nt: The Developer's Guide to the Win32 by Jeffrey Richter

By Jeffrey Richter

Assuming an information of 16-bit home windows programming, this booklet explains what's new and various approximately home windows NT and info what programmers want to know to take advantage of the function or mechanism of their courses. The publication includes chapters on NT's robust memory-management procedure, concerns in relation to multitasking and a bit explaining NT's differently opaque message-passing method with a robust piece of code known as "message crackers".

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The base address where an application loads is determined by the linker. Different linkers can use different default base addresses. The lowest possible base address is 0x00010000 (64 KB). This is because the bottommost 64 KB of a process's address space is reserved by the system. You can change the base address where your application loads by using the /BASE: address linker switch for Microsoft's linker. Books: Advanced Windows NT (Richter) Page 31 Microsoft Development Library It's Alive: The WinMain Function (c) 1992, 1993 Microsoft Corporation.

The base address where an application loads is determined by the linker. Different linkers can use different default base addresses. The lowest possible base address is 0x00010000 (64 KB). This is because the bottommost 64 KB of a process's address space is reserved by the system. You can change the base address where your application loads by using the /BASE: address linker switch for Microsoft's linker. Books: Advanced Windows NT (Richter) Page 31 Microsoft Development Library It's Alive: The WinMain Function (c) 1992, 1993 Microsoft Corporation.

All rights reserved. DWORD GetCurrentProcessId(VOID); This function returns the systemwide ID that identifies the process. When you call CreateThread, the handle of the newly created thread is returned to the thread making the call, but the new thread does not know what its own handle is. For a thread to acquire a handle to itself, it must call: HANDLE GetCurrentThread(VOID); A thread acquires its ID by calling: DWORD GetCurrentThreadId(VOID); Like GetCurrentProcess, GetCurrentThread returns a pseudo-handle that can be used only in the context of the current thread.

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