Microsoft-WindowsAPICodePack-Core 1.1.5

dotnet add package Microsoft-WindowsAPICodePack-Core --version 1.1.5
NuGet\Install-Package Microsoft-WindowsAPICodePack-Core -Version 1.1.5
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="Microsoft-WindowsAPICodePack-Core" Version="1.1.5" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add Microsoft-WindowsAPICodePack-Core --version 1.1.5
#r "nuget: Microsoft-WindowsAPICodePack-Core, 1.1.5"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install Microsoft-WindowsAPICodePack-Core as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=Microsoft-WindowsAPICodePack-Core&version=1.1.5

// Install Microsoft-WindowsAPICodePack-Core as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=Microsoft-WindowsAPICodePack-Core&version=1.1.5



This is a fork of the Microsoft © Windows API Code Pack, based on a repository created by Aybe. Due to the lack of updates to the original package, this fork was created to include all open pull requests on the original repository, apply fixes and add support for all current .NET Framework and .NET Core versions.

Now with added .Net5.0 support ! (windows only)


See LICENSE for the original licence (retrieved from WebArchive). The library is not developed anymore by Microsoft and seems to have been left as 'free to use'. A clarification or update about the licence terms from Microsoft is welcome, however.

Release notes

See CHANGELOG for latest changes.


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Product Compatible and additional computed target framework versions.
.NET net5.0 was computed.  net5.0-windows was computed.  net6.0 was computed.  net6.0-android was computed.  net6.0-ios was computed.  net6.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net6.0-macos was computed.  net6.0-tvos was computed.  net6.0-windows was computed.  net6.0-windows7.0 is compatible.  net7.0 was computed.  net7.0-android was computed.  net7.0-ios was computed.  net7.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net7.0-macos was computed.  net7.0-tvos was computed.  net7.0-windows was computed.  net7.0-windows7.0 is compatible.  net8.0 was computed.  net8.0-android was computed.  net8.0-browser was computed.  net8.0-ios was computed.  net8.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net8.0-macos was computed.  net8.0-tvos was computed.  net8.0-windows was computed. 
.NET Core netcoreapp3.1 is compatible. 
.NET Framework net452 is compatible.  net46 was computed.  net461 was computed.  net462 is compatible.  net463 was computed.  net47 was computed.  net471 was computed.  net472 is compatible.  net48 is compatible.  net481 is compatible. 
Compatible target framework(s)
Included target framework(s) (in package)
Learn more about Target Frameworks and .NET Standard.
  • .NETCoreApp 3.1

    • No dependencies.
  • .NETFramework 4.5.2

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  • .NETFramework 4.6.2

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  • .NETFramework 4.7.2

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  • .NETFramework 4.8

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  • .NETFramework 4.8.1

    • No dependencies.
  • net6.0-windows7.0

    • No dependencies.
  • net7.0-windows7.0

    • No dependencies.

NuGet packages (9)

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The Shell code for the WindowsAPICodePack. This is an updated version containing all available bug fixes for this code as of 2020-01-04.

Orchestra.Core The ID prefix of this package has been reserved for one of the owners of this package by

Orchestra core library.


The ShellExtensions code for the WindowsAPICodePack. This is an updated version containing all available bug fixes for this code as of 2020-01-04.


The Extended Linguistic Services code for the WindowsAPICodePack. This is an updated version containing all available bug fixes for this code as of 2020-01-04.


The Sensors code for the WindowsAPICodePack. This is an updated version containing all available bug fixes for this code as of 2020-01-04.

GitHub repositories (19)

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Lightweight utility for organizing the taskbar through groups
C# application to switch default playing device. Download:
Convert Audible aax files to mp3 and m4a/m4b
Version Downloads Last updated
1.1.5 195,143 6/13/2023
1.1.4 2,733,923 3/4/2020 461,660 6/19/2018 10,191 2/28/2018