The Microsoft Windows Internet (WinINet) application programming interface (API) enables applications to access standard Internet protocols, such as FTP and HTTP. For ease of use, WinINet abstracts these protocols into a high-level interface.
WinINet does not support server implementations. In addition, it should not be used from a service. For server implementations or services use Microsoft Windows HTTP Services (WinHTTP).
WinINet is designed for use by C/C++ programmers. It requires a basic understanding of the FTP and HTTP protocols.
Applications that use the WinINet API require Windows NT 4.0 or later, or Windows Me/98/95. For more information about which operating systems or components are required to use a particular programming element, see the Requirements section of the documentation.
General information about the Windows Internet API.
Programming guide for the Windows Internet API.
Reference documentation for the Windows Internet API.
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