Learning to talk to Windows with Ruby

Ok, it’s like this…

I’m very proficient with Linux.

I’m very proficient with Ruby.

I last programmed extensively under MSWindows way back when it was
Windows 3.1

Now, alas, I need to make a bunch of windows applications, dll’s, mice,
com ports, etc on Windows 2000 / WinXP boxes jump through hoops when my
Linux systems crack the whip.

Where can I find a Good, truly in depth Book(s) / HOWTO(s) / Tutorial(s)
on Win32, OLE, COM etc. etc, preferably from a Ruby perspective?

I need to understand deeply what and why this stuff does and is.

Thanks,

John C. Phone : (64)(3) 358 6639
Tait Electronics Fax : (64)(3) 359 4632
PO Box 1645 Christchurch Email : [email protected]
New Zealand

Carter’s Clarification of Murphy’s Law.

“Things only ever go right so that they may go more spectacularly wrong
later.”

From this principle, all of life and physics may be deduced.

John C. wrote:

Where can I find a Good, truly in depth Book(s) / HOWTO(s) / Tutorial(s)
on Win32, OLE, COM etc. etc, preferably from a Ruby perspective?

Ruby perspective? You may have to settle for a VBscript/Jscript
perspective. MSDN has scads of docs and examples for using Micosoft’s
scripting languages for myriad system and application tasks.

Porting the examples to Ruby + Win32OLE is typically not to hard.

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx


James B.

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