Programming in Windows
FSI-VPWAcad. year: 2019/2020
The course deals with the following topics: Event-driven programming, using of Windows API, kernel objects, processes and threads, synchronization objects, virtual address space, windows, dialogs, control objects, resources, graphical user interface, fonts, palettes, printing, registry, ini files.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Creating of medium complex applications for Windows.
Programming ability in C, C++ or Pascal languages.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Simon R.J., Gouker M., Barnes B.C.: Win 32 API - průvodce vývojáře, Unis publishing, 1997 (CS)
Petzold C.: Programování ve Windows, Computer Press, 1999 (CS)
Richter J.: Advanced Windows, Microsoft Press, 1997 (EN)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Course-unit credit requirements: Functional application for Windows.
Examination: the exam tests students’ knowledge of the basics of programming
for Windows, and includes a discussion over the application created.
Language of instruction
The aim of the course is to familiarise students with the basics of programming for Windows, event-driven programming, and with the use of API.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
The attendance at lectures is recommended; the attendance at seminars is obligatory. Lessons are organised according to a week schedule. The form of substituting of missed seminars is fully in the competence of the tutor.
Classification of course in study plans
Type of course unit
26 hours, optionally
Teacher / Lecturer
1. Window, system of messages.
2. GDI, device context, drawing, mapping modes, scroll bars.
3. Keyboard, mouse, timer.
5. Resources: icons, cursors, strings, menus, accelerators.
6. Dialog boxes.
7. Printer, bitmaps.
8. Palette manager, fonts.
9. Kernel objects, processes and threads, synchronization.
10. Win32 memory architecture, data exchange between processes.
26 hours, compulsory
Teacher / Lecturer
1. Introduction to Borland Delphi and Visual C++
2.-12. Example applications, programming of a credit application.
13. Course-unit credits awarding.