WMICHas someone ever asked you the question "Is my computer 32-bit or 64-bit"? WMIC is the command that can retrieve this information about a Windows Operating System and almost all of the components installed on the computer. WMIC is the abbreviation for Windows Management Instrumentation Command-Line that has been used for over a decade in the Windows OS.

The book "I Wish I Knew How To...Program Windows WMIC With Xojo" is able to query hundreds of parameters on the computer and this code can be implemented into your program. This is a reference book that shows the many possible options of WMIC and retrieves data seamlessly to your program. 

The most difficult part of working with WMIC is to provide the correct search parameters, which this book covers in all of these chapters.

microsoft word logoThere are 16 chapters and contains over 300 pages with over 100 example programs. The book is a live document and will likely have updates in the future.
Examples include files, text modification, printing, tables, and more.  Many screenshots have been added to show the results of the code with an index to help find topics quickly.
This book “I Wish I Knew How to … Program Word 2010-2016 with Xojo in Windows” builds a strong foundation of programming a report.

Excel is well-known in the business world for spreadsheets and math, and did you know that Excel can even create a 3D Animated Coaster!Excel2016Graphic

This book “I Wish I Knew How to … Program Excel 2016 with Xojo in Windows” goes into the numerous options of programming Excel.

With the many great improvements and updates to both Xojo and Microsoft Excel, the 2016 version contains many code updates.

The ‘I Wish I Knew’ series contains technical data and advice that makes sense and contains practical and numerous examples with explanations to allow you to ease into the steep programming curve. You can create Microsoft Excel applications today!


ThreadsNTimersThis book “I Wish I Knew How to ... Program Threads and Timers with Xojo Desktop” shows you how to use timers to refresh the GUI and threads to perform background tasks with your computer to increase the program execution speed.

Examples were written with Xojo 2017 R2.1, and work on Windows 10, OSX High Sierra, and Linux Ubuntu. All examples were also tested in 32-bit and 64-bit mode.

There are 5 chapters and more than 60 pages with 13 example programs.
Examples include using threads, Timers in the Classic and New Framework, looping vs killing a thread, AddressOf and WeakAddressOf.... and much more. Many screenshots have been added to show the results of the code with an index to help find topics quickly.