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Relatively basic introduction to what win32 is

  1. Sep 7, 2007 #1
    Could someone give me a relatively basic introduction to what win32 is or link me to a site that does the same?

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  3. Sep 8, 2007 #2


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    Could you be more specific? Do you mean the 32 bit windows operating system? Some file with that name (there are lots with variations of it)? What exactly do you want to know and why?
  4. Sep 8, 2007 #3


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    It's the Windows API (application programming interfaces) for developing 32-bit applications.

    It allows applications to interface with the windows operating system.
  5. Sep 10, 2007 #4
    yea that's if you're talking about the win32 api

    win32 is just short for saying Windows 32 bit operating system... as in Windows 95 and on.


    and yes I saw that google had Windows API as the first link when searching "win32". ;)
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