Format of a Typical ChapterMost of the chapters in this book include the following four sections:
In addition, most chapters contain additional sections that provide background information about a topic, or advanced information for specific types of programs.
- "About the ... Manager." You should read this section for a general understanding of the manager and what tasks you can use it for.
- "Using the ... Manager." This section provides detailed instructions on using the manager. You should read this section if you need to use the services provided by that manager.
- "Reference." This section provides a complete reference to the constants, data structures, and routines provided by the manager. Each routine description also follows a standard format, which presents the routine declaration followed by a description of every parameter of the routine. Some routine descriptions also give additional information, such as circumstances under which you cannot call the routine.
- "Summary." This section provides the C, Pascal, and assembly-language interfaces for the constants, data structures, routines, and result codes associated with the manager.