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By aspiring_one ·
I recently came across some electronic books that really sparked my curiosity. They appear to be programmed in Visual Basic, but I am not really sure if that is the case. It is an executable file that maximizes when you launch it.

I showed it to a friend of mine who is a programmer and he seems to think that somehow a web browser object was used because the text in the chapters appears to be in html format, the links from chapter to chapter work just like a web site would, and there are navigation buttons on the top of the page that take you back and forward, etc. Also, through some type of glitch, you are able to view other pages on the web using the same interface as well.

Does anyone have any idea how this is done? It really seems to be html, however the file that runs the book is an executable and I am not familiar with this.

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by luisabreu In reply to Electronic Book Interface ...

Well, maybe it was done with MFC in VC++...It can be done qith an hybrid client. I think that VC++ of March talked about it!
Weel, I can't remeber it well, but if I would investigate the site of vc++, which is
www.vcdj.com


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by cdlampl In reply to Electronic Book Interface ...

It can be done in Visual Basic. You just reference the Microsoft Internet Controls (through the components dialog) and then place the control "WebBrowser" on a form. You can then manipulate the events of the browser (tell it where to go, what to do, etc). There's some great examples of how to do this at www.planet-source-code.com

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