A set of .NET libraries for Windows implementing PInvoke calls to many native Windows APIs with supporting wrappers. (by dahall)

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  • the interop wiki
    2 projects | /r/dotnet | 11 Mar 2023
    I came across Vanara not long ago, very comprehensive library set to avoid importing/declaring everything yourself: dahall/Vanara: A set of .NET libraries for Windows implementing PInvoke calls to many native Windows APIs with supporting wrappers.
  • Looking for ideas about securing automated scripts.
    1 project | /r/PowerShell | 12 Oct 2022
    This is an advanced concept and should be contemplated if you feel confortable with C# programming. You can extend the Antimalware Scan Interface (AMSI). Check the development documentation. Use Vanara to extend the functionality.
  • Should you use c# for memory manipulation
    5 projects | /r/csharp | 17 May 2022
    I have a lot of C# P/Invoke / interop experience. Almost everything is possible in C#, I swear. Just keep in mind that C/C++ users have Windows.h include (meta-include which references thousands of another useful includes) that contain every single public fuction, structure or enum definition, i. e. you just go ahead and use it (while having to link against necessary libs correctly ofc). When you do the same thing in C# you have to P/Invoke through all this stuff by yourself. Consider taking a look at Vanara.PInvoke (, these packages might help you a lot in case you do not want to dive that deep.
  • Would you want/use an improved interface to native Win32 APIs for .NET?
    4 projects | /r/dotnet | 24 Nov 2021
  • One Commander – a new Windows 10 file browser
    3 projects | | 28 Mar 2021
    Interesting that it was built in .Net and appears to be using WPF with a few improvements[1].

    It also refers to Vanara[2] which looks interesting as a safe utility wrapper to the Windows API.



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dahall/Vanara is an open source project licensed under MIT License which is an OSI approved license.

The primary programming language of Vanara is C#.

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