SDK for Windows 1.04??

From: Fred Cisin <>
Date: Thu Jun 21 20:37:45 2001

On Wed, 20 Jun 2001, Cini, Richard wrote:
> Hello, all:
> I was paging through some Sourcer listings that I have of the
> Windows 1.04 code and noticed that most of the functions in the DOS Shell
> code (MSDOS.exe and MSDOSD.exe) are referenced by ordinal number and not
> function name ("MSDOS_23" versus "DoSomeThing"). So, I was wondering if
> anyone had a copy or knows the existence of SDK documentation for Windows 1.

"Sourcer listings" are disassemblies.
You don't want, or need Win SDK for THIS (plenty of use for it for other
What you need is a copy of the DOS Technical Reference, or ANY of the
after-market programmer's references, that will provide you a list of the
MS-DOS (aka INT 21h) functions, so that you can substitute
"DoSomething" in lieu of function "23".

Note: the DOS Technical Reference consists of what used to be the
appendices of the DOS manual in version 2.00 and below. In version 2.10,
they did an appendectomy.

BTW, Norton refers to the functions by DECIMAL numbers, whereas the entire
civilized world always refers to them in hexadecimal. For example,
function 30h of INT 21h reports DOS version, (as opposed to function 48 of
int 33 in Norton-speak)

Grumpy Ol' Fred
Received on Thu Jun 21 2001 - 20:37:45 BST

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