Calling Win32 API from a .NET program

Use P/Invoke. This uses similar technology to COM Interop, but is used to access static DLL entry points instead of COM objects. Here is an example of C# calling the Win32 MessageBox
function:

using System;
using System.Runtime.InteropServices;
class MainApp
{
[DllImport(“user32.dll”, EntryPoint=”MessageBox”, SetLastError=true, CharSet=CharSet.Auto)]
public static extern int MessageBox(int hWnd, String strMessage, String strCaption, uint uiType);

public static void Main()
{
MessageBox( 0, “Hello, this is PInvoke in operation!”, “.NET”, 0 );
}
}

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