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.NET Wrapper DLL for the WNet API

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18 Aug 2003
A simple wrapper DLL containing most of the functions in the WNet API.


This is a simple wrapper DLL to allow easier access to the WNet API from within the .NET environment.

The WNet API can be used to add/delete network connections (drive and printer mappings) as well as enumerate all devices and shares on the network (see MSDN for the full documentation).

Out of a total of 23 functions and seven structures, 17 functions and all structures are included in this version of the DLL.

The download contains source code for the DLL, which has XML documentation included. There is also a (very) simple sample application in order to demonstrate how to call the functions.

At the moment, the following functions still have not been wrapped.

  • WNetGetNetworkInformation
  • WNetGetProviderName
  • WNetGetResourceInformation
  • WNetGetReourceParent
  • WNetGetUniversalName
  • WNetRestoreConnectionW

Any feedback would be appreciated.

Email (make obvious replacements): nlinnett *at* integranetworks *dot* com.


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GeneralMy vote of 4 Pin
lowellsavage24-Jan-13 16:10
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Questionhow to test these classes Pin
baya328-May-08 8:46
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GeneralThank you Pin
sbsrazor23-May-08 15:53
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GeneralNice article Pin
Vikas Salvi24-May-06 21:23
MemberVikas Salvi24-May-06 21:23 
Generalnice, but need WNetGetNetworkInformation Pin
Princesse18-Jan-05 5:49
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GeneralRe: nice, but need WNetGetNetworkInformation Pin
Princesse18-Jan-05 6:02
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GeneralRe: nice, but need WNetGetNetworkInformation Pin
Princesse20-Jan-05 4:40
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GeneralNice Job Pin
Eric Rinn21-Dec-03 6:06
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QuestionHow do you respond to the Author of these code submissions Pin
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Generalsuch a hi rating Pin
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