Author Topic: What was MS solution to Borland Turbo Vision?  (Read 116 times)

Shintaro

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What was MS solution to Borland Turbo Vision?
« on: January 11, 2022, 07:08:52 PM »
Hi,
I was wondering if anyone knew what Microsoft did to combat Borland Turbo Vision (1990)?
Borland created OWL (Object Window Library), 1991, and in return Microsoft created MFC (Microsoft Foundation Classes), 1992, on the Windows side.
Surely they must have had something, Code View, I would think, would have had some libraries.
I know MS created Visual Basic for DOS, 1991. But I don't know if there were such libraries for C or Assembly.
Regards,Craig
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TimoVJL

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Re: What was MS solution to Borland Turbo Vision?
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2022, 02:02:55 AM »
Some programs have this:
Code: [Select]
CW (C) 1987 Microsoft Inc. [SAR]
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Shintaro

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Re: What was MS solution to Borland Turbo Vision?
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2022, 10:52:16 AM »
Ah, thanks for that.
CW = Microsoft Character Windows
For some unknown reason I didn't dump the strings of the exe's that use character base menu's.
If I find out more I'll post as other might find it useful.
I have never heard of Microsoft Character Windows before.

EDIT: Found it, cwindows.h
But as far as I know, currently, it is not released to the public.
« Last Edit: January 12, 2022, 01:15:13 PM by Shintaro »
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