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Inside Macintosh: Overview /

Chapter 1 - Introduction

Welcome inside. This chapter begins the discussion of programming for Macintosh computers by describing the general organization of the Macintosh system software, a collection of routines that you'll use to simplify your development of Macintosh applications. The system software provides, among other things, routines that you can use to create and manage the essential parts of your application's user interface. This chapter illustrates the organization and content of the system software by dissecting a very simple sample application.

Chapter Contents
Getting Started
The Macintosh System Software
The Macintosh Toolbox
The Macintosh Operating System
Additional System Software Services
Text Handling
Interapplication Communication
Communications Toolbox
System Software Routines
The Sample Application
Conventions for Sample Code

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9 JUL 1996

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