Windows Compatibility API

Mono implements a small subset of the Win32 API for some file system interaction, I/O, thread and process operations.

On Windows, Mono uses directly the services provided by the operating system. On other operating system it uses its own implementation (referred to as the "io-layer" or "wapi").

Windows Compatibility API

BindIoCompletionCallback
Syntax
BindIoCompletionCallback

CloseHandle
Syntax
gboolean CloseHandle(gpointer handle)

Parameters
handle The handle to release
Description

Closes and invalidates handle, releasing any resources it consumes. When the last handle to a temporary or non-persistent object is closed, that object can be deleted. Closing the same handle twice is an error.

Return value: %TRUE on success, %FALSE otherwise.

closesocket
Syntax
closesocket

CopyFile
Syntax
gboolean CopyFile (const gunichar2 *name, const gunichar2 *dest_name, gboolean fail_if_exists)

Parameters
name a pointer to a NULL-terminated unicode string, that names
Description
the file to be copied. dest_name: a pointer to a NULL-terminated unicode string, that is the new name for the file. fail_if_exists: if TRUE and dest_name exists, the copy will fail.

Copies file name to dest_name

Return value: %TRUE on success, %FALSE otherwise.

CreateDirectory
Syntax
gboolean CreateDirectory (const gunichar2 *name, WapiSecurityAttributes *security)

Parameters
name a pointer to a NULL-terminated unicode string, that names
Description
the directory to be created. security: ignored for now

Creates directory name

Return value: %TRUE on success, %FALSE otherwise.

CreateEvent
Syntax
gpointer CreateEvent(WapiSecurityAttributes *security G_GNUC_UNUSED, gboolean manual, gboolean initial, const gunichar2 *name G_GNUC_UNUSED)

Parameters
security Ignored for now.
manual Specifies whether the new event handle has manual or auto
Description
reset behaviour. initial: Specifies whether the new event handle is initially signalled or not. name:Pointer to a string specifying the name of this name, or %NULL. Currently ignored.

Creates a new event handle.

An event handle is signalled with SetEvent(). If the new handle is a manual reset event handle, it remains signalled until it is reset with ResetEvent(). An auto reset event remains signalled until a single thread has waited for it, at which time the event handle is automatically reset to unsignalled.

Return value: A new handle, or %NULL on error.

CreateFile
Syntax
gpointer CreateFile(const gunichar2 *name, guint32 fileaccess, guint32 sharemode, WapiSecurityAttributes *security, guint32 createmode, guint32 attrs, gpointer template_ G_GNUC_UNUSED)

Parameters
name a pointer to a NULL-terminated unicode string, that names
Description
the file or other object to create. fileaccess: specifies the file access mode sharemode: whether the file should be shared. This parameter is currently ignored. security: Ignored for now. createmode: specifies whether to create a new file, whether to overwrite an existing file, whether to truncate the file, etc. attrs: specifies file attributes and flags. On win32 attributes are characteristics of the file, not the handle, and are ignored when an existing file is opened. Flags give the library hints on how to process a file to optimise performance. template: the handle of an open %GENERIC_READ file that specifies attributes to apply to a newly created file, ignoring attrs. Normally this parameter is NULL. This parameter is ignored when an existing file is opened.

Creates a new file handle. This only applies to normal files: pipes are handled by CreatePipe(), and console handles are created with GetStdHandle().

Return value: the new handle, or %INVALID_HANDLE_VALUE on error.

CreateMutex
Syntax
gpointer CreateMutex(WapiSecurityAttributes *security G_GNUC_UNUSED, gboolean owned, const gunichar2 *name)

Parameters
security Ignored for now.
owned If %TRUE, the mutex is created with the calling thread
Description
already owning the mutex. name:Pointer to a string specifying the name of this mutex, or %NULL.

Creates a new mutex handle. A mutex is signalled when no thread owns it. A thread acquires ownership of the mutex by waiting for it with WaitForSingleObject() or WaitForMultipleObjects(). A thread relinquishes ownership with ReleaseMutex().

A thread that owns a mutex can specify the same mutex in repeated wait function calls without blocking. The thread must call ReleaseMutex() an equal number of times to release the mutex.

Return value: A new handle, or %NULL on error.

CreatePipe
Syntax
CreatePipe

CreateProcess
Syntax
CreateProcess

CreateProcessWithLogonW
Syntax
CreateProcessWithLogonW

CreateSemaphore
Syntax
gpointer CreateSemaphore(WapiSecurityAttributes *security G_GNUC_UNUSED, gint32 initial, gint32 max, const gunichar2 *name)

Parameters
security Ignored for now.
initial The initial count for the semaphore. The value must be
Description
greater than or equal to zero, and less than or equal to max. max: The maximum count for this semaphore. The value must be greater than zero. name: Pointer to a string specifying the name of this semaphore, or %NULL. Currently ignored.

Creates a new semaphore handle. A semaphore is signalled when its count is greater than zero, and unsignalled otherwise. The count is decreased by one whenever a wait function releases a thread that was waiting for the semaphore. The count is increased by calling ReleaseSemaphore().

Return value: a new handle, or NULL

CreateThread
Syntax
CreateThread

DeleteCriticalSection
Syntax
DeleteCriticalSection

DeleteFile
Syntax
gboolean DeleteFile(const gunichar2 *name)

Parameters
name a pointer to a NULL-terminated unicode string, that names
Description
the file to be deleted.

Deletes file name.

Return value: %TRUE on success, %FALSE otherwise.

DuplicateHandle
Syntax
DuplicateHandle

EnterCriticalSection
Syntax
EnterCriticalSection

EnumProcesses
Syntax
EnumProcesses

EnumProcessModules
Syntax
EnumProcessModules

errno_to_WSA
Syntax
errno_to_WSA

ExitThread
Syntax
ExitThread

FileTimeToSystemTime
Syntax
gboolean FileTimeToSystemTime(const WapiFileTime *file_time, WapiSystemTime *system_time)

Parameters
file_time Points to a %WapiFileTime structure that contains the
Description
number of ticks to convert. system_time: Points to a %WapiSystemTime structure to receive the broken-out time.

Converts a tick count into broken-out time values.

Return value: %TRUE on success, %FALSE otherwise.

FindClose
Syntax
gboolean FindClose (gpointer handle)

Parameters
wapi_handle the find handle to close.
Description

Closes find handle wapi_handle

Return value: %TRUE on success, %FALSE otherwise.

FindFirstFile
Syntax
FindFirstFile

FindNextFile
Syntax
FindNextFile

FlushFileBuffers
Syntax
gboolean FlushFileBuffers(gpointer handle)

Parameters
handle Handle to open file. The handle must have
Description
%GENERIC_WRITE access.

Flushes buffers of the file and causes all unwritten data to be written.

Return value: %TRUE on success, %FALSE otherwise.

FormatMessage
Syntax
FormatMessage

GetCurrentDirectory
Syntax
extern guint32 GetCurrentDirectory (guint32 length, gunichar2 *buffer)

Parameters
length size of the buffer
buffer pointer to buffer that recieves path
Description

Retrieves the current directory for the current process.

Return value: number of characters in buffer on success, zero on failure

GetCurrentProcess
Syntax
GetCurrentProcess

GetCurrentProcessId
Syntax
GetCurrentProcessId

GetCurrentThread
Syntax
GetCurrentThread

GetCurrentThreadId
Syntax
GetCurrentThreadId

GetDiskFreeSpaceEx
Syntax
GetDiskFreeSpaceEx

GetDriveType
Syntax
GetDriveType

GetExitCodeProcess
Syntax
GetExitCodeProcess

GetExitCodeThread
Syntax
GetExitCodeThread

GetFileAttributesEx
Syntax
gboolean GetFileAttributesEx (const gunichar2 *name, WapiGetFileExInfoLevels level, gpointer info)

Parameters
name a pointer to a NULL-terminated unicode filename.
level must be GetFileExInfoStandard
info pointer to a WapiFileAttributesData structure
Description

Gets attributes, size and filetimes for name;

Return value: %TRUE on success, %FALSE on failure

GetFileAttributes
Syntax
guint32 GetFileAttributes (const gunichar2 *name)

Parameters
name a pointer to a NULL-terminated unicode filename.
Description

Gets the attributes for name;

Return value: %INVALID_FILE_ATTRIBUTES on failure

GetFileSize
Syntax
guint32 GetFileSize(gpointer handle, guint32 *highsize)

Parameters
handle The file handle to query. The handle must have
Description
%GENERIC_READ or %GENERIC_WRITE access. highsize: If non-%NULL, the high 32 bits of the file size are stored here.

Retrieves the size of the file handle.

If the library is compiled without large file support, highsize has its value set to zero on a successful return.

Return value: On success, the low 32 bits of the file size. If highsize is non-%NULL then the high 32 bits of the file size are stored here. On failure %INVALID_FILE_SIZE is returned.

GetFileTime
Syntax
gboolean GetFileTime(gpointer handle, WapiFileTime *create_time, WapiFileTime *last_access, WapiFileTime *last_write)

Parameters
handle The file handle to query. The handle must have
Description
%GENERIC_READ access. create_time: Points to a %WapiFileTime structure to receive the number of ticks since the epoch that file was created. May be %NULL. last_access: Points to a %WapiFileTime structure to receive the number of ticks since the epoch when file was last accessed. May be %NULL. last_write: Points to a %WapiFileTime structure to receive the number of ticks since the epoch when file was last written to. May be %NULL.

Finds the number of ticks since the epoch that the file referenced by handle was created, last accessed and last modified. A tick is a 100 nanosecond interval. The epoch is Midnight, January 1 1601 GMT.

Create time isn't recorded on POSIX file systems or reported by stat(2), so that time is guessed by returning the oldest of the other times.

Return value: %TRUE on success, %FALSE otherwise.

GetFileType
Syntax
WapiFileType GetFileType(gpointer handle)

Parameters
handle The file handle to test.
Description

Finds the type of file handle.

Return value: %FILE_TYPE_UNKNOWN - the type of the file handle is unknown. %FILE_TYPE_DISK - handle is a disk file. %FILE_TYPE_CHAR - handle is a character device, such as a console. %FILE_TYPE_PIPE - handle is a named or anonymous pipe.

GetFileVersionInfo
Syntax
GetFileVersionInfo

GetFileVersionInfoSize
Syntax
GetFileVersionInfoSize

GetLastError
Syntax
guint32 GetLastError(void)

Description

Retrieves the last error that occurred in the calling thread.

Return value: The error code for the last error that happened on the calling thread.

GetLogicalDriveStrings
Syntax
GetLogicalDriveStrings

GetModuleBaseName
Syntax
GetModuleBaseName

GetModuleFileNameEx
Syntax
GetModuleFileNameEx

GetModuleInformation
Syntax
GetModuleInformation

GetPriorityClass
Syntax
GetPriorityClass

GetProcessId
Syntax
GetProcessId

GetProcessTimes
Syntax
GetProcessTimes

GetProcessWorkingSetSize
Syntax
GetProcessWorkingSetSize

GetStdHandle
Syntax
static mono_mutex_t stdhandle_mutex; gpointer GetStdHandle(WapiStdHandle stdhandle)

Parameters
stdhandle specifies the file descriptor
Description

Returns a handle for stdin, stdout, or stderr. Always returns the same handle for the same stdhandle.

Return value: the handle, or %INVALID_HANDLE_VALUE on error

GetSystemInfo
Syntax
GetSystemInfo

GetTempPath
Syntax
GetTempPath

GetThreadContext
Syntax
GetThreadContext

GetTickCount
Syntax
GetTickCount

ImpersonateLoggedOnUser
Syntax
ImpersonateLoggedOnUser

InitializeCriticalSectionAndSpinCount
Syntax
InitializeCriticalSectionAndSpinCount

InitializeCriticalSection
Syntax
InitializeCriticalSection

ioctlsocket
Syntax
ioctlsocket

LeaveCriticalSection
Syntax
LeaveCriticalSection

LockFile
Syntax
LockFile

MoveFile
Syntax
gboolean MoveFile (const gunichar2 *name, const gunichar2 *dest_name)

Parameters
name a pointer to a NULL-terminated unicode string, that names
Description
the file to be moved. dest_name: a pointer to a NULL-terminated unicode string, that is the new name for the file.

Renames file name to dest_name. MoveFile sets ERROR_ALREADY_EXISTS if the destination exists, except when it is the same file as the source. In that case it silently succeeds.

Return value: %TRUE on success, %FALSE otherwise.

OpenEvent
Syntax
OpenEvent

OpenMutex
Syntax
OpenMutex

OpenProcess
Syntax
OpenProcess

OpenSemaphore
Syntax
OpenSemaphore

OpenThread
Syntax
OpenThread

PulseEvent
Syntax
gboolean PulseEvent(gpointer handle)

Parameters
handle The event handle.
Description

Sets the event handle handle to the signalled state, and then resets it to unsignalled after informing any waiting threads.

If handle is a manual reset event, all waiting threads that can be released immediately are released. handle is then reset. If handle is an auto reset event, one waiting thread is released even if multiple threads are waiting.

Return value: %TRUE on success, %FALSE otherwise. (Currently only ever returns %TRUE).

QueryPerformanceCounter
Syntax
QueryPerformanceCounter

QueryPerformanceFrequency
Syntax
QueryPerformanceFrequency

QueueUserAPC
Syntax
QueueUserAPC

ReadFile
Syntax
gboolean ReadFile(gpointer handle, gpointer buffer, guint32 numbytes, guint32 *bytesread, WapiOverlapped *overlapped)

Parameters
handle The file handle to read from. The handle must have
Description
%GENERIC_READ access. buffer: The buffer to store read data in numbytes: The maximum number of bytes to read bytesread: The actual number of bytes read is stored here. This value can be zero if the handle is positioned at the end of the file. overlapped: points to a required %WapiOverlapped structure if handle has the %FILE_FLAG_OVERLAPPED option set, should be NULL otherwise.

If handle does not have the %FILE_FLAG_OVERLAPPED option set, this function reads up to numbytes bytes from the file from the current file position, and stores them in buffer. If there are not enough bytes left in the file, just the amount available will be read. The actual number of bytes read is stored in bytesread.

If handle has the %FILE_FLAG_OVERLAPPED option set, the current file position is ignored and the read position is taken from data in the overlapped structure.

Return value: %TRUE if the read succeeds (even if no bytes were read due to an attempt to read past the end of the file), %FALSE on error.

ReleaseMutex
Syntax
gboolean ReleaseMutex(gpointer handle)

Parameters
handle The mutex handle.
Description

Releases ownership if the mutex handle handle.

Return value: %TRUE on success, %FALSE otherwise. This function fails if the calling thread does not own the mutex handle.

ReleaseSemaphore
Syntax
gboolean ReleaseSemaphore(gpointer handle, gint32 count, gint32 *prevcount)

Parameters
handle The semaphore handle to release.
count The amount by which the semaphore's count should be
Description
increased. prevcount: Pointer to a location to store the previous count of the semaphore, or %NULL.

Increases the count of semaphore handle by count.

Return value: %TRUE on success, %FALSE otherwise.

RemoveDirectory
Syntax
gboolean RemoveDirectory (const gunichar2 *name)

Parameters
name a pointer to a NULL-terminated unicode string, that names
Description
the directory to be removed.

Removes directory name

Return value: %TRUE on success, %FALSE otherwise.

ReplaceFile
Syntax
ReplaceFile

ResetEvent
Syntax
gboolean ResetEvent(gpointer handle)

Parameters
handle The event handle.
Description

Resets the event handle handle to the unsignalled state.

Return value: %TRUE on success, %FALSE otherwise. (Currently only ever returns %TRUE).

ResumeThread
Syntax
ResumeThread

RevertToSelf
Syntax
RevertToSelf

SetCriticalSectionSpinCount
Syntax
SetCriticalSectionSpinCount

SetCurrentDirectory
Syntax
extern gboolean SetCurrentDirectory (const gunichar2 *path)

Parameters
path path to new directory
Description

Changes the directory path for the current process.

Return value: %TRUE on success, %FALSE on failure.

SetEndOfFile
Syntax
gboolean SetEndOfFile(gpointer handle)

Parameters
handle The file handle to set. The handle must have
Description
%GENERIC_WRITE access.

Moves the end-of-file position to the current position of the file pointer. This function is used to truncate or extend a file.

Return value: %TRUE on success, %FALSE otherwise.

SetEvent
Syntax
gboolean SetEvent(gpointer handle)

Parameters
handle The event handle
Description

Sets the event handle handle to the signalled state.

If handle is a manual reset event, it remains signalled until it is reset with ResetEvent(). An auto reset event remains signalled until a single thread has waited for it, at which time handle is automatically reset to unsignalled.

Return value: %TRUE on success, %FALSE otherwise. (Currently only ever returns %TRUE).

SetFileAttributes
Syntax
extern gboolean SetFileAttributes (const gunichar2 *name, guint32 attrs)

Parameters
name name of file
attrs attributes to set
Description

Changes the attributes on a named file.

Return value: %TRUE on success, %FALSE on failure.

SetFilePointer
Syntax
guint32 SetFilePointer(gpointer handle, gint32 movedistance, gint32 *highmovedistance, WapiSeekMethod method)

Parameters
handle The file handle to set. The handle must have
Description
%GENERIC_READ or %GENERIC_WRITE access. movedistance: Low 32 bits of a signed value that specifies the number of bytes to move the file pointer. highmovedistance: Pointer to the high 32 bits of a signed value that specifies the number of bytes to move the file pointer, or %NULL. method: The starting point for the file pointer move.

Sets the file pointer of an open file.

The distance to move the file pointer is calculated from movedistance and highmovedistance: If highmovedistance is %NULL, movedistance is the 32-bit signed value; otherwise, movedistance is the low 32 bits and highmovedistance a pointer to the high 32 bits of a 64 bit signed value. A positive distance moves the file pointer forward from the position specified by method; a negative distance moves the file pointer backward.

If the library is compiled without large file support, highmovedistance is ignored and its value is set to zero on a successful return.

Return value: On success, the low 32 bits of the new file pointer. If highmovedistance is not %NULL, the high 32 bits of the new file pointer are stored there. On failure, %INVALID_SET_FILE_POINTER.

SetFileTime
Syntax
gboolean SetFileTime(gpointer handle, const WapiFileTime *create_time, const WapiFileTime *last_access, const WapiFileTime *last_write)

Parameters
handle The file handle to set. The handle must have
Description
%GENERIC_WRITE access. create_time: Points to a %WapiFileTime structure that contains the number of ticks since the epoch that the file was created. May be %NULL. last_access: Points to a %WapiFileTime structure that contains the number of ticks since the epoch when the file was last accessed. May be %NULL. last_write: Points to a %WapiFileTime structure that contains the number of ticks since the epoch when the file was last written to. May be %NULL.

Sets the number of ticks since the epoch that the file referenced by handle was created, last accessed or last modified. A tick is a 100 nanosecond interval. The epoch is Midnight, January 1 1601 GMT.

Create time isn't recorded on POSIX file systems, and is ignored.

Return value: %TRUE on success, %FALSE otherwise.

SetLastError
Syntax
void SetLastError(guint32 code)

Parameters
code The error code.
Description

Sets the error code in the calling thread.

SetPriorityClass
Syntax
SetPriorityClass

SetProcessWorkingSetSize
Syntax
SetProcessWorkingSetSize

ShellExecuteEx
Syntax
ShellExecuteEx

SignalObjectAndWait
Syntax
guint32 SignalObjectAndWait(gpointer signal_handle, gpointer wait, guint32 timeout, gboolean alertable)

Parameters
signal_handle An object to signal
wait An object to wait for
timeout The maximum time in milliseconds to wait for
alertable Specifies whether the function returnes when the system
Description
queues an I/O completion routine or an APC for the calling thread.

Atomically signals signal and waits for wait to become signalled, or timeout ms elapses. If timeout is zero, the object's state is tested and the function returns immediately. If timeout is %INFINITE, the function waits forever.

signal can be a semaphore, mutex or event object.

If alertable is %TRUE and the system queues an I/O completion routine or an APC for the calling thread, the function returns and the thread calls the completion routine or APC function. If %FALSE, the function does not return, and the thread does not call the completion routine or APC function. A completion routine is queued when the ReadFileEx() or WriteFileEx() function in which it was specified has completed. The calling thread is the thread that initiated the read or write operation. An APC is queued when QueueUserAPC() is called. Currently completion routines and APC functions are not supported.

Return value: %WAIT_ABANDONED - wait is a mutex that was not released by the owning thread when it exited. Ownershop of the mutex object is granted to the calling thread and the mutex is set to nonsignalled. %WAIT_IO_COMPLETION - the wait was ended by one or more user-mode asynchronous procedure calls queued to the thread. %WAIT_OBJECT_0 - The state of wait is signalled. %WAIT_TIMEOUT - The timeout interval elapsed and wait's state is still not signalled. %WAIT_FAILED - an error occurred.

SleepEx
Syntax
SleepEx

Sleep
Syntax
Sleep

SuspendThread
Syntax
SuspendThread

TerminateProcess
Syntax
TerminateProcess

TlsAlloc
Syntax
TlsAlloc

TlsFree
Syntax
TlsFree

TlsGetValue
Syntax
TlsGetValue

TlsSetValue
Syntax
TlsSetValue

TransmitFile
Syntax
TransmitFile

TryEnterCriticalSection
Syntax
TryEnterCriticalSection

UnlockFile
Syntax
UnlockFile

VerLanguageName
Syntax
VerLanguageName

VerQueryValue
Syntax
VerQueryValue

WaitForInputIdle
Syntax
guint32 WaitForInputIdle(gpointer handle, guint32 timeout)

Parameters
handle a handle to the process to wait for
timeout the maximum time in milliseconds to wait for
Description

This function returns when either handle process is waiting for input, or timeout ms elapses. If timeout is zero, the process state is tested and the function returns immediately. If timeout is %INFINITE, the function waits forever.

Return value: 0 - handle process is waiting for input. %WAIT_TIMEOUT - The timeout interval elapsed and handle process is not waiting for input. %WAIT_FAILED - an error occurred.

WaitForMultipleObjectsEx
Syntax
guint32 WaitForMultipleObjectsEx(guint32 numobjects, gpointer *handles, gboolean waitall, guint32 timeout, gboolean alertable)

Parameters
numobjects The number of objects in handles. The maximum allowed
Description
is %MAXIMUM_WAIT_OBJECTS. handles: An array of object handles. Duplicates are not allowed. waitall: If %TRUE, this function waits until all of the handles are signalled. If %FALSE, this function returns when any object is signalled. timeout: The maximum time in milliseconds to wait for. alertable: if TRUE, the wait can be interrupted by an APC call

This function returns when either one or more of handles is signalled, or timeout ms elapses. If timeout is zero, the state of each item of handles is tested and the function returns immediately. If timeout is %INFINITE, the function waits forever.

Return value: %WAIT_OBJECT_0 to %WAIT_OBJECT_0 + numobjects - 1 - if waitall is %TRUE, indicates that all objects are signalled. If waitall is %FALSE, the return value minus %WAIT_OBJECT_0 indicates the first index into handles of the objects that are signalled. %WAIT_ABANDONED_0 to %WAIT_ABANDONED_0 + numobjects - 1 - if waitall is %TRUE, indicates that all objects are signalled, and at least one object is an abandoned mutex object (See WaitForSingleObject() for a description of abandoned mutexes.) If waitall is %FALSE, the return value minus %WAIT_ABANDONED_0 indicates the first index into handles of an abandoned mutex. %WAIT_TIMEOUT - The timeout interval elapsed and no objects in handles are signalled. %WAIT_FAILED - an error occurred. %WAIT_IO_COMPLETION - the wait was ended by an APC.

WaitForMultipleObjects
Syntax
WaitForMultipleObjects

WaitForSingleObjectEx
Syntax
guint32 WaitForSingleObjectEx(gpointer handle, guint32 timeout, gboolean alertable)

Parameters
handle an object to wait for
timeout the maximum time in milliseconds to wait for
alertable if TRUE, the wait can be interrupted by an APC call
Description

This function returns when either handle is signalled, or timeout ms elapses. If timeout is zero, the object's state is tested and the function returns immediately. If timeout is %INFINITE, the function waits forever.

Return value: %WAIT_ABANDONED - handle is a mutex that was not released by the owning thread when it exited. Ownership of the mutex object is granted to the calling thread and the mutex is set to nonsignalled. %WAIT_OBJECT_0 - The state of handle is signalled. %WAIT_TIMEOUT - The timeout interval elapsed and handle's state is still not signalled. %WAIT_FAILED - an error occurred. %WAIT_IO_COMPLETION - the wait was ended by an APC.

WaitForSingleObject
Syntax
WaitForSingleObject

WriteFile
Syntax
gboolean WriteFile(gpointer handle, gconstpointer buffer, guint32 numbytes, guint32 *byteswritten, WapiOverlapped *overlapped)

Parameters
handle The file handle to write to. The handle must have
Description
%GENERIC_WRITE access. buffer: The buffer to read data from. numbytes: The maximum number of bytes to write. byteswritten: The actual number of bytes written is stored here. If the handle is positioned at the file end, the length of the file is extended. This parameter may be %NULL. overlapped: points to a required %WapiOverlapped structure if handle has the %FILE_FLAG_OVERLAPPED option set, should be NULL otherwise.

If handle does not have the %FILE_FLAG_OVERLAPPED option set, this function writes up to numbytes bytes from buffer to the file at the current file position. If handle is positioned at the end of the file, the file is extended. The actual number of bytes written is stored in byteswritten.

If handle has the %FILE_FLAG_OVERLAPPED option set, the current file position is ignored and the write position is taken from data in the overlapped structure.

Return value: %TRUE if the write succeeds, %FALSE on error.

WSACleanup
Syntax
WSACleanup

WSAGetLastError
Syntax
WSAGetLastError

WSAIoctl
Syntax
WSAIoctl

WSARecv
Syntax
WSARecv

WSASend
Syntax
WSASend

WSASetLastError
Syntax
WSASetLastError

WSAStartup
Syntax
WSAStartup

Extended APIs

The extended APIs provide access to a few internals of the WAPI stack that are not exposed through the standard Win32 APIs.

mono_once
Syntax
mono_once

wapi_clear_interruption
Syntax
wapi_clear_interruption

wapi_current_thread_desc
Syntax
wapi_current_thread_desc

wapi_interrupt_thread
Syntax
wapi_interrupt_thread

wapi_self_interrupt
Syntax
wapi_self_interrupt

wapi_thread_clear_wait_handle
Syntax
wapi_thread_clear_wait_handle