Digital Visual Fortran is the latest version of a major programming language tool used by scientists and engineers. Written by key technical writers from the Digital Visual Fortran product team, Digital Visual Fortran Programmer's Guide presents in printed form the critical portions of the official programmer's guide, previously only available online. The result is the authoritative book on Digital Visual Fortran's features and how to use them to create effective applications. Digital Visual Fortran is the language of choice for computation-intensive scientific and engineering applications, financial applications, and other programs. Digital recently acquired Fortran technology and rights from Microsoft that allows them to use the Microsoft Developer Studio Integrated Development Environment, which is featured in Microsoft's Visual C++ and Visual Basic. The result is that Digital Visual Fortran is much easier to use and looks and works much like Microsoft's industry-leading programming products for other market segments.

Key Features

The official programmer's guide to Digital Visual Fortran for Version 6.0A Authors are experts from the Digital Visual Fortran product group New Digital Fortran version include Microsoft interface and object technologies


Digital Visual Fortran Programmers

Table of Contents

Introducing the Microsoft Visual Development Environment; Building Programs and Libraries; Using the Compiler and Linker from the Command Line; Compiler and Linker Options; Debugging Fortran Programs; Performance: Making Programs Run Faster; Using QuickWin; Creating Fortran DLLs; Creating Windows Applications; Portability and Design Considerations; Using Dialogs; Drawing Graphics Elements; Using Fonts from the Graphics Library; Using National Language Support Routines; Portability Library; Files, Devices, and I/O Hardware; Using COM and Automation Objects; Programming with Mixed Languages; Creating Multithread Applications; Data Representation; Handling Run-Time Errors; The Floating-Point Environment; Converting Unformatted Numeric Data; Hexadecimal-Binary-Octal-Decimal Conversions; Using the IMSL Mathematical and Statistical Libraries; Using Visual Fortran Tools; Hexadecimal-Binary-Octal-Decimal Conversions; Compatibility Information


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About the authors

Michael Etzel

Affiliations and Expertise

Principal Technical Writer in the Compaq Visual Fortran Group, Compaq Computer Corporation.

Karen Dickinson

Affiliations and Expertise

Principal Technical Writer in the Compaq Visual Fortran Group, Compaq Computer Corporation.