Understanding Platform Invocation Services

  • Andrew Troelsen

Abstract

Platform Invocation Services (Plnvoke) provides a way for managed code to call unmanaged functions that are implemented in traditional Win32 (non-COM) DLLs. Plnvoke shields the.NET developer from the task of directly locating and invoking the exact function export. Plnvoke also facilitates the marshalling of managed data (for example, intrinsic data types, arrays, structures) to and from their unmanaged counterparts.

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© Andrew Troelsen 2002

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