Windows API Code Pack for the .NET Library


In this post I demoed some of the managed wrappers that are available for .NET developers to target the Windows Vista and Windows 7 API’s. The Vista Bridge has now been officially renamed to Windows API Code Pack for the .NET Library and will be available after Window 7 is released.

I must express some disappointment, that this is going to be made available as a separate library, as I would have much preferred it if this was a part of the forthcoming .NET framework 4.0., and I could use the controls in Visual Studio. It may wall be that Windows 7 will be released before .NET Framework 4.0., which may well explain this, as anyone that has tried the Windows 7 beta, will attest to it containing .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 only.

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