Win32 Theory

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    Is Win32 the bunch of subsystems that make up the entire operating system? Is it only possible to access some of the components with technology such as COM. In other words, is COM necessary to interoperate with certain Win32 sub systems? It is wrong to think of Win32 as a langauge?

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    I guess you could call it a bunch of subsystems. You tend to get the basic SDK, you can link to others, (the MM extensions for example), and download others, (DirectX for example).

    I can't, at the moment, think of a Windows subsystem, (i.e. a true OS component), that requires COM to access it.

    Win32 is not a language, it is an interface.
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