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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
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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 [[wikipedia:Windows API|article]] with focus on the Windows API including details about the win32 module structure.
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== See also ==
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* [[Arwinss]] for the alternative win32 subsystem implementation effort.
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* [[Yarotows]] - ''Yet Another Rewrite Of The Old Win32 Subsystem''
  
*[http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ Windows in general @ the MS site]
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[[Category:ReactOS SubSystems]]

Latest revision as of 00:37, 29 May 2014

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 including details about the win32 module structure.

See also

  • Arwinss for the alternative win32 subsystem implementation effort.
  • Yarotows - Yet Another Rewrite Of The Old Win32 Subsystem