I'm refreshing my memory about Windows data types and macro names.
for majority of them I know what they mean and what is their purpose, the MSDN reference explains their meaning and what they do.
To better memorize Windows macros and data types I use following approach while reading or writing API code:
WM_CREATE I read: Window Message Create WM_PAINT I read: Window Message Paint LRESULT I read: Long result HWND I read: handle to window LPVOID I read: long pointer to void CreateWindowExW I read: create window extended wide
I believe most people do the same while reading or writing code, still there are some macro names and data types for which I simply can't figure out the meaning behind their names, for example:
WM_NCCREATE: what is NC supposed to mean here? CW_USEDEFAULT: what is CW supposed to mean? GWLP_USERDATA: what is GWLP supposed to mean?
you see what's my point?
is there a complete reference to learn reasoning behind shortcut names?