More malware is shifting to Rust

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  • winsafe

    Windows API and GUI in safe, idiomatic Rust.

    Let me know if these suit you. Feel free to open an issue if you need anything.

  • send-to-start

    A tool to add programs to Windows Start menu search without pinning them

    I looked through the rustdoc, and couldn't find bindings for IShellLinkW, SHGetKnownFolderPath, or SHGetStockIconInfo. If these are absent and I didn't miss it under a different name, this crate is incomplete to the point of being useless for the project I was working on (

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  • winapi-rs

    Rust bindings to Windows API

    Can't you choose to control what OS APIs you use if you use crates such as libc and winapi, or just directly using extern "C" { ... }/extern "system" { ... }, or even inline assembly for syscalls with llvm_asm! or asm!?

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