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'''Win32''' is the 32bit Windows/ReactOS subsystem responsible for executing x86 compiled .EXE and other files.
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'''Win32''' is the 32bit Windows/ReactOS subsystem responsible for executing x86 executables.
  
 
The Core of the Win32 subsystem is found in the following modules
 
The Core of the Win32 subsystem is found in the following modules
  
[[Win32k.sys]]
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* kernel32.dll (Base services)
Gdi32.dll
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* gdi32.dll (Graphics Device Interface)
User32.dll
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* user32.dll (User interface)
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* [[win32k.sys]] (Kernel level support for the graphics device and user interfaces)
  
There are roughly ?40? other libraries that make up the rest of Win32.
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There are roughly 40 other libraries that make up the rest of Win32.
  
== External link ==
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Wikipedia has a nice [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_API article] with focus on the Windows API includong details about the win32 module structure.
 
 
*[http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ Windows in general @ the MS site]
 

Revision as of 19:16, 11 November 2009

Win32 is the 32bit Windows/ReactOS subsystem responsible for executing x86 executables.

The Core of the Win32 subsystem is found in the following modules

  • kernel32.dll (Base services)
  • gdi32.dll (Graphics Device Interface)
  • user32.dll (User interface)
  • win32k.sys (Kernel level support for the graphics device and user interfaces)

There are roughly 40 other libraries that make up the rest of Win32.

Wikipedia has a nice article with focus on the Windows API includong details about the win32 module structure.