How .NET puts a wrap around Win32 APIs

July 9, 2006

This post is for all the Win32 API crazy programmers who would like to put the same functionality in .NET applications. 

Here a article from the MSDN which is useful for every .NET developer. Theres something for everyone, from application developer to graphic developers. The article specifies a list of many Win32 apis which  are wrapped into managed .NET apis. The article is documented considering the .NET version 1.0 and 1.1.

The other work around is to use the Win32 apis as it is using the System.Runtime.InteropServices namescape which provides the DllImport, this can be used to directly make a call any Win32 api.


[DllImport(“user32.dll”)] Public Declare Function ReleaseCapture() as Integer


Public Declare Function ReleaseCapture() Lib “user32.dll” as Integer



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