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27 June 2013

New Win32 APIs in Windows 8.1 Preview

The new Windows Runtime APIs in Windows 8.1 are well-documented on MSDN, but there is no such list for Win32 APIs. Here's what's coming, based on the Windows 8.1 SDK.

Devices

New DeviceIoControl commands:

New VolumeFlags for FILE_FS_PERSISTENT_VOLUME_INFORMATION:

DirectX

Windows 8.1 includes DirectX 11.2, plus many new DirectComposition and DirectManipulation APIs:

DPI Awareness

Event Tracing for Windows

Media Foundation

Printing

New PW_RENDERFULLCONTENT flag for PrintWindow.

Processes and Threads

New enum values for UpdateProcThreadAttribute:

Router Management

New enum values for dwLcpOptions in PPP_PROJECTION_INFO:

Touch Pads

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The source for this list is available as a gist; please fork it and contribute any corrections or additions.

Posted by Bradley Grainger at June 27, 2013 12:00 PM