WinCopies.WindowsAPICodePack.Win32Native 2.12.0

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dotnet add package WinCopies.WindowsAPICodePack.Win32Native --version 2.12.0
NuGet\Install-Package WinCopies.WindowsAPICodePack.Win32Native -Version 2.12.0
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="WinCopies.WindowsAPICodePack.Win32Native" Version="2.12.0" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add WinCopies.WindowsAPICodePack.Win32Native --version 2.12.0
#r "nuget: WinCopies.WindowsAPICodePack.Win32Native, 2.12.0"
#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 WinCopies.WindowsAPICodePack.Win32Native as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=WinCopies.WindowsAPICodePack.Win32Native&version=2.12.0

// Install WinCopies.WindowsAPICodePack.Win32Native as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=WinCopies.WindowsAPICodePack.Win32Native&version=2.12.0




See LICENSE for the original license (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 license terms from Microsoft is welcome, however.

Release notes

See CHANGELOG for latest changes.


Any contributor to this project has to read this code of conduct before contributing and has to follow the rules described in it for any contribution to this project.


When you submit a bug:

  • provide a short example code showing the bug
  • describe the expected behavior/result

Usage notes

This assembly/package mainly contains P/Invoke methods but, for a few methods, Windows API Code Pack-native methods are also provided for better compatibility with the Windows methods. Also notice that P/Invoke methods that take COM parameters are now included in the WinCopies.WindowsAPICodePack.COMNative package.

Product Compatible and additional computed target framework versions.
.NET net5.0 was computed.  net5.0-windows was computed.  net5.0-windows7.0 is compatible.  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 netcoreapp2.0 was computed.  netcoreapp2.1 was computed.  netcoreapp2.2 was computed.  netcoreapp3.0 is compatible.  netcoreapp3.1 is compatible. 
.NET Standard netstandard2.0 is compatible.  netstandard2.1 is compatible. 
.NET Framework net35 is compatible.  net40 was computed.  net403 was computed.  net45 was computed.  net451 was computed.  net452 was computed.  net46 was computed.  net461 was computed.  net462 was computed.  net463 was computed.  net47 was computed.  net471 was computed.  net472 is compatible.  net48 is compatible.  net481 was computed. 
MonoAndroid monoandroid was computed. 
MonoMac monomac was computed. 
MonoTouch monotouch was computed. 
Tizen tizen40 was computed.  tizen60 was computed. 
Xamarin.iOS xamarinios was computed. 
Xamarin.Mac xamarinmac was computed. 
Xamarin.TVOS xamarintvos was computed. 
Xamarin.WatchOS xamarinwatchos was computed. 
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WindowsAPICodePack COM Interop


Some basic visual types. This is a dependency package for other packages of the WinCopies framework.


WindowsAPICodePack for Extended Linguistic Services


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