win32metadata

Tooling to generate metadata for Win32 APIs in the Windows SDK. (by microsoft)

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  • Hey Rustaceans! Got a question? Ask here (18/2023)!
    5 projects | /r/rust | 2 May 2023
    As /u/huellenoperator notes, that this needs a pointer to a mutable string comes straight from microsoft through win32metadata. Maybe it's a mistake on Microsoft's side, but if it's not you're taking big risks.
  • Kernel Headers for Windows could soon make it into windows-rs
    5 projects | /r/rust | 22 Feb 2023
    Microsoft offers official "bindings" to Win32 APIs through win32metadata. However, until recently, it did not include metadata for kernel-level functions or WDK. In early 2021, an issue was raised through windows-rs regarding this limitation, but progress was slow until now. Microsoft has finally released official metadata for WDK, which can be found on the wdkmetadata repository. The latest comment on the issue thread can be found here:
  • winreader: read memory from other programs
    3 projects | /r/rust | 2 Feb 2023
    for win32metadata's kernel api tracking issue, https://github.com/microsoft/win32metadata/issues/401
    3 projects | /r/rust | 2 Feb 2023
    Small quirk, but this is Microsoft's official crate, based on their own win32metadata project! I've been using it preferentially now instead of the winapi crate since it's offically from MS, regularly updated, and more feature-rich in general.
  • Best windows stubs
    2 projects | /r/rust | 27 Jan 2023
    Any examples? Since the API bindings in windows-sys are generated from the metadata generated from official Windows SDK headers I'd not expect to see this kind of difference.
  • Is it time to retire C and C++ for Rust in new programs?
    2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 28 Sep 2022
    There is still the occasional incredibly subtle link time fuckery in Rust.

    https://github.com/microsoft/win32metadata/issues/1274

    "Minor" semver updates to crates breaking things via e.g. unexpected MSRV bumps is pretty common too, with some resulting bitrot. That said, I agree with you that things in Rust are at least better. Imperfect, but better.

  • Using Windows API in Julia?
    3 projects | /r/Julia | 1 Feb 2022
    It might be interesting to have bindings generated for the entirety of Win32 API through https://github.com/microsoft/win32metadata
  • Would std code for Windows ever use the windows crate by Microsoft?
    6 projects | /r/rust | 22 Dec 2021
    Note that the data (or the tool to extract the data) is publicly available under an open source license.
    6 projects | /r/rust | 22 Dec 2021
    The Rust bindings are indeed generated from metadata, which provides several language projections, not only Rust.
    6 projects | /r/rust | 22 Dec 2021
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