CsWin32 VS cppcomponents

Compare CsWin32 vs cppcomponents and see what are their differences.


A source generator to add a user-defined set of Win32 P/Invoke methods and supporting types to a C# project. (by microsoft)


Allows you to write binary components in C++11 that can be used across different compilers and standard libraries (by jbandela)
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CsWin32 cppcomponents
23 3
1,588 201
3.3% -
0.0 0.0
17 days ago over 6 years ago
C# C++
MIT License Boost Software License 1.0
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Posts with mentions or reviews of CsWin32. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-05-18.


Posts with mentions or reviews of cppcomponents. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-30.
  • COM+ Revisited
    2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 30 Jan 2022
    A few years back, I wanted to see what you could do if you really used modern C++ with the COM principles. This is what I came up with:


    * There is no code generation or IDL files

    * Components implement IUnknown

    * You can have Constructors and static functions for C++ classes.

    * You can take std::vector, std::string, std::tuple as parameters and return them (even if you are using different compilers and standard libraries)

    * Cross-platform

  • COM or C++/CLI layer for long-term maintenance?
    3 projects | /r/cpp | 30 May 2021
    You may find https://github.com/jbandela/cppcomponents useful. A portable C++11 library allowing COM components to be created from a C++ library. Note the portable, you can 100% make COM components on POSIX as well.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing CsWin32 and cppcomponents you can also consider the following projects:

ClangSharp - Clang bindings for .NET written in C#

SRWE - Simple Runtime Window Editor

Vanara - A set of .NET libraries for Windows implementing PInvoke calls to many native Windows APIs with supporting wrappers.

pinvoke - A library containing all P/Invoke code so you don't have to import it every time. Maintained and updated to support the latest Windows OS.

terrafx.interop.windows - Interop bindings for Windows.

cheat-engine - Cheat Engine. A development environment focused on modding

CppSharp - Tools and libraries to glue C/C++ APIs to high-level languages

Borderless1942 - Allows Battlefield 1942 to be borderless

FrostMemory - Basic RPM/WPM Library I wrote.

bluerain - BlueRain is a fully-featured, managed memory manipulation library written in C#

PSKoans - A simple, fun, and interactive way to learn the PowerShell language through Pester unit testing.