|About the Reader (that's you)|
|This book makes a few assumptions about you, the
reader. It assumes you know:
The C++ examples are written using the Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC) application framework, and all of the examples are supplied with makefiles for the Microsoft Visual C++ 4.x and 5.x compilers. And, if you have and know how to use the Microsoft compiler and MFC you'll find ToolKit more useful and the book easier to understand.
Maximum MIDI also assumes that you want to:
Maximum MIDI offers something for programmers of every experience level and is all that most MIDI programmers will need. The examples and code are for Windows 95, but with all of the source code supplied, the C functions and C++ classes can be adapted to other operating systems or modified to do special tasks. While it's not necessary to look at the ToolKit source code in order to write MIDI programs, it is comforting to know that it can be modified and ported to perform all sorts of new tricks. And programmers at all levels can benefit from the supplied source code. After all, the best way to learn new tricks is to steal them from someone else!