Tuesday, April 20, 2004


from www.pinvoke.net:

PINVOKE.NET attempts to address the difficulty of calling Win32 or other unmanaged APIs in managed code (languages such as C# and VB .NET).   Manually defining and using PInvoke signatures (also known as Declare statements in VB .NET) is an error-prone process that can introduce extremely subtle bugs.  The rules are complex, and if you make a mistake, you’ll probably corrupt memory.

 Therefore, this site is a repository where you can find, edit, and add PInvoke signatures, user-defined types, and any other information that helps us leverage each other’s efforts.  Think of this as the 21st century version of VB6’s "API Text Viewer," a standalone application which used static files such as WIN32API.TXT as input.  Did you spend hours figuring out how to successfully define & call a given unmanaged API in managed code?  Share (and get credit for) your discovery here!  Is there an error on this site?  Go ahead and fix it!


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