Win32 API Tutorial

WinAPI (also known as Win32; officially called the Microsoft Windows API) is an application programming interface written in C by Microsoft to allow access to Windows features. The main components of the WinAPI are:

  • WinBase: The kernel functions, CreateFile, CreateProcess, etc
  • WinUser: The GUI functions, CreateWindow, RegisterClass, etc
  • WinGDI: The graphics functions, Ellipse, SelectObject, etc
  • Common controls: Standard controls, list views, sliders, etc

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