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The Core of the Win32 subsystem is found in the following modules
 
The Core of the Win32 subsystem is found in the following modules
  
* kernel32.dll (Base services)
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* [[Kernel32.dll]] (Base services)
* gdi32.dll (Graphics Device Interface)
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* [[Gdi32.dll]] (Graphics Device Interface)
* user32.dll (User interface)
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* [[User32.dll]] (User interface)
* [[win32k.sys]] (Kernel level support for the graphics device and user interfaces)
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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.
 
There are roughly 40 other libraries that make up the rest of Win32.

Revision as of 01:09, 18 March 2012

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

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

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.


See Arwinss page for the alternative win32 subsystem implementation effort.