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Version: 1.0

Posted: 2003-10-10

Build Requirements: N/A

Runtime Requirements: Carbon MacOS 8.6 or later, CarbonLib

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This is a Carbon based sample which compiles into both a CFM and Mach-O, Nib based application bundle. The application simply creates a window in which pixels around the cursor are magnified and displayed. The user may specify through its preferences weather the window be created as a floating or utility window as well as the magnification amount. The sample application works on both Mac OS 8/9 and Mac OS X. Requirements: MacOS 8.6 or later, CarbonLib Keywords: Carbon, Nib, bundle, magnify, window, CFPreferences, CarbonEvents

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Date Notes
2003-10-10First Version

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