=head1 NAME

Win32::GUI - Perl Win32 Graphical User Interface Extension


  use Win32::GUI();

=head1 Table of Contents

Due to the volume of Win32::GUI documentation it is split into a number
of different sections.  The documentation is sparse in some areas, and
incomplete in others.  Patches are welcome.  The documentation does not
try to be a tutorial for Windows GUI programming, although the tutorial
should give enough information for a beginner to get started.  For
advanced features knowledge of the Win32 API is assumed, and further
information can be found from Microsoft's online resources

=head2 User Guide


=item * L<README|Win32::GUI::UserGuide::Readme>

What Win32::GUI is, and how to get it installed.

=item * L<Release Notes|Win32::GUI::ReleaseNotes>

Release notes.  Essential reading for old hands who want
to know what has changed between versions.

=item * L<Introduction|Win32::GUI::UserGuide::Introduction>

A short welcome.

=item * L<General Concepts|Win32::GUI::UserGuide::Concepts>

An introduction to the basic Windows GUI concepts and how they
relate to Win32::GUI

=item * L<Tutorial|Win32::GUI::Tutorial>

A Tutorial.  Essential reading for beginners: Creating your first
Win32::GUI window and all the basics that you will need.

=item * L<Frequently Asked Questions|Win32::GUI::UserGuide::FAQ>

A (currently somewhat out of date) set of Frequently asked questions
and answers.


=head2 Reference


=item * L<Packages|Win32::GUI::Reference::Packages>

Per package documentation for Win32::GUI.

=item * L<Common Events|Win32::GUI::Reference::Events>

All the events that are common to every window.

=item * L<Common Methods|Win32::GUI::Reference::Methods>

All the methods in the Win32::GUI package (and inherited by
the other packages).

=item * L<Options|Win32::GUI::Reference::Options>

Options common to most package constructors.


=head1 Sample Code

There is a set of sample applications installed with
Win32::GUI, that should be found in the
F<.../Win32/GUI/demos/> directory under your library
installtion root (by default for ActiveState perl this
is at F<C:/Perl/site/lib/Win32/GUI/demos>).  There is
a viewer/launcher application installed as well.  Type
C<win32-gui-demos> at a command prompt.

=head1 EXPORTS

Release of Win32::GUI up to and including v1.03 export a large list of
constants into the callers namespace by default.  This behaviour is
changed in releases from v1.04 and onwards.

From v1.04 the support for constants is provided by
L<Win32::GUI::Constants|Win32::GUI::Constants>, and the prefered
way of getting constants exported into your namespace should be:

  use Win32::GUI();   # Empty export list to prevent default exports
  use Win32::GUI::Constants qw( ... ) # explicitly list wanted constants

although, for backwards compatibility the following are also supported:


=item C<use Win32::GUI;>

Will continue to export the same list of constants as earlier versions,
but will generate a warning (under the C<use warnings;> pragma or with
the C<-w> command line option to perl).  In the future (v1.07 and later)
this syntax will stop exporting anything. v1.07 will generate a warning
that nothing is being exported. v1.08 will silently export nothing.

=item C<use Win32::GUI qw( ... );>

Will exported the requested list of constants.  The full syntax
allowed by L<Win32::GUI::Constants|Win32::GUI::Constants> may be


Please see the L<v1.04 Release Notes|Win32::GUI::ReleaseNotes::RN_1_04>
for further information on backwards compatability and making old
scripts work.

=for comment $Id: pod_postamble.tpl,v 1.2 2005/08/03 21:45:59 robertemay Exp $

=head1 VERSION

Documentation for Win32::GUI v1.14 created 01 Jun 2017

This document is autogenerated by the build process. Edits made here will be lost.
Edit F<docs/GUI.pod> instead.

=head1 SUPPORT

Homepage: L<http://perl-win32-gui.sourceforge.net/>.

For further support join the users mailing list from the website
at L<http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/perl-win32-gui-users>.  There is a searchable list archive at L<http://sourceforge.net/p/perl-win32-gui/mailman/perl-win32-gui-users/>.


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