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WDAPI simplifies the use of Windows APIs in a WINDEV application. WDAPI generates the WLanguage code and structures required for using a given Windows API.
Caution: WDAPI cannot be used to find an API according to a given feature. To use WDAPI, you must know the name of the API to use.
WDAPI does NOT document the use of each Windows API of the system! However, WDAPI gives you the ability to directly start a site or a document (chosen by yourself) corresponding to the documentation of the Windows APIs.
WDAPI will not train you on how to use the 1,600 Windows APIs but it will help you tremendously in the generation step of the code. In fact, the API function that was selected in WDAPI can be used in your code.
Remark: The list of Windows APIs supplied with WDAPI is NOT exhaustive.
Starting WDAPI


WDAPI can be started using one of the following methods:
  • by executing the "WDAPI.EXE" file located in the WINDEV installation directory.
  • from the WINDEV maintenance center: on the "Tools" tab, in the "Utilities" group, click "WDTool".

Use conditions

WDAPI cannot be distributed with your applications. WDAPI cannot be installed with the applications developed with WINDEV.
The terms of the WINDEV license agreement apply.
The interface of WDAPI is as follows:

Navigation tabs of WDAPI: Enables you to access the different features available in WDAPI.
List of functions of the Windows API (or structures or constants, according to the selected pane): You can easily find an API function, structure or constant by its name.
WLanguage code managed by WDAPI: This code is automatically generated by WDAPI in order to facilitate the use of the functions, structures or constants of the Windows API.
Copy buttons: Copies the WLanguage code generated by WDAPI to the Windows clipboard so that you can insert this code in the desired process (project initialization, window initialization, global procedures, etc.).
Minimum version required
  • Version 9
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Last update: 06/01/2023

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