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jenova    122
if you know the function names then just search "msdn.microsoft.com" on the actual function name.

if you want a listing of all the functions "exported" by the shell32.dll and you have vc++.

run "dumpbin /EXPORTS shell32.dll" to display all the exported functions in the shell32.dll. then you can more accurately search on the specific function names @ "msdn.microsoft.com".

"dumpbin.exe" is located in "c:\program files\microsoft visual studio\vc98\bin\".

i would assume "shell32.dll" is located in your windows system directory.

all Win32 API functions are thoroughly explained within the MSDN. use it, that what it''s there for.

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krez    443
the (free) borland compiler comes with "tdump" which does the same thing. i imagine the commercial version also has this or something similar. i would bet that whatever compiler you use has something to that effect (look for EXE files with the word "dump" in it perhaps?)

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jharkey    110
im not sure if this is what you want. if the link doesnt work, go to msdn and search for "functions by category".

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/win32/catfunc_26m1.asp

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Arild Fines    968
I dont think the Shell API functions are officially part of the Win32 API, which might explain why they are a bit tricky to find. Try this path in the online MSDN Library:
User Interface Design and Development->Windows Shell and Common Controls->SDK Documentation


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jharkey    110
you are right, Arild Fines, thats where they are listed. does Microsoft discourage developers from using them? i''ve never even seen them covered in any books i have.

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