Hello all,

Readiosys wrote (dunno if he's away, I asked him twice but got no reply.. so I'm asking you all now):

Using the 24 804 587 bytes large win32hlp file available on Iczelion's website...


you mean http://spiff.tripnet.se/~iczelion/files/win32api.zip ?
The file compressed is about 8MB.. are you sure that uncompressed it becomes ~24MB? Mine is only ~11MB. I want the bigger one :D some functions were definitely missing in my ~11MB file.

I just need to know if there's any WIN32.HLP more complete than the one I have right now (which is 11MB only).

Posted on 2002-03-19 17:45:34 by Maverick
If you have a high speed connection, you can download the Core SDK. This file is huge, 231.7 MB, but it contains the latest helpfiles.
These helpfiles are dated 2001. The 24 MB file is dated 1998.

Posted on 2002-03-19 18:53:02 by Jurgen
icezillion's site has the an 8 meg zip file win32.zip unzips to 24 megs.
Posted on 2002-03-19 19:13:16 by dionysus
I downloaded it and it expands to 8MB!!!

Could you give me the exact link, please?
Posted on 2002-03-19 19:24:42 by Maverick

I downloaded it and it expands to 8MB!!!
I mean 11MB.
Posted on 2002-03-19 19:25:05 by Maverick

WIN32 CNT 105.989 17/02/96 14.31 WIN32.CNT
WIN32 GID 377.357 12/03/02 12.17 win32.GID
WIN32 HLP 11.279.097 16/04/96 15.17 WIN32.HLP
WIN32 KWF 262.144 16/04/96 17.24 WIN32.KWF
Posted on 2002-03-19 19:25:54 by Maverick
Yup, that looks like my copy.

Maybe the "other" one has graphics that actually work. That would be nice... :grin:
Posted on 2002-03-19 21:11:41 by S/390

try this link


i gotit from http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~lcc-win32/

This file is about 19,1 MB (20.033.075 bytes).


Posted on 2002-03-20 01:29:43 by Beyond2000!
My WIN32.HLP is 12607331 bytes and dates 2/3/97.

Its part of a Borland package BCB3. This version has 29.4 meg of files altogether and they are not like the slightly earlier version that had BETA stuff in it.


Posted on 2002-03-20 03:22:57 by hutch--
My version is 24.4 MB, when I zip it it's 5.56 MB...

Posted on 2002-03-20 03:38:28 by Thomas
i use the one from lcc (mentioned above somewhere) too. it also contains some direct x stuff.

but well, indeed, as modern programmer just use the core sdk
Posted on 2002-03-20 03:50:35 by roeldebikkel

My version is 24.4 MB, when I zip it it's 5.56 MB...

Thomas, since you got the biggest one :grin: can you zip it (better, rar (or even better ace (return()))) and upload it somewhere? :)
Posted on 2002-03-20 04:01:49 by Maverick
what i also have to mention is that the lcc one does not have the nice 'group' tab, to display apis belong to a group ;(
Posted on 2002-03-20 04:12:15 by roeldebikkel
I have various versions, but haven't noticed significant differences between them. If one file is 24 MB unzipped / 5.5 MB zipped, and another one is 11 MB unzipped / 8 MB zipped, this tells me that the first one has less info with more padding :)
Posted on 2002-03-20 05:03:17 by micmic
Here you go:

(I will remove it again in a few days)

Posted on 2002-03-20 05:37:54 by Thomas
If Thomas remove your link before d/l, well there is another place to get the file

(The same thomas has)


got it from

Posted on 2002-03-20 09:42:14 by Beyond2000!
Thank you all, and thanks, Thomas, for the work and the bandwidth:) I've downloaded it.. so you can decrement of one unit the reference count. ;)
Posted on 2002-03-21 05:02:54 by Maverick