Windows Networking functions provide information and utilities for managing network resources. The Windows Networking functions can be grouped as follows:
Call the following WNet connection functions to connect a local device to a network resource, and to cancel network connections.
|MultinetGetConnectionPerformance||Returns information about the expected performance of a connection to a network resource.|
|WNetAddConnection||Connects a local device to a network resource. (Provided for compatibility with 16-bit versions of Windows.)|
|WNetAddConnection2||Connects a local device to a network resource.|
|WNetAddConnection3||Connects a local device to a network resource. This function includes one more parameter than the WNetAddConnection2 function, a handle to a window that the network provider can use as an owner window for dialog boxes.|
|WNetCancelConnection||Cancels a network connection. (Provided for compatibility with 16-bit versions of Windows.)|
|WNetCancelConnection2||Cancels a network connection, providing the ability to update the user profile with information about persistent connections.|
|WNetConnectionDialog||Starts a general browsing dialog box for connecting to network resources.|
|WNetConnectionDialog1||Starts a general browsing dialog box for connecting to network resources, using a CONNECTDLGSTRUCT structure.|
|WNetDisconnectDialog||Starts a general browsing dialog box for disconnecting from network resources.|
|WNetDisconnectDialog1||Starts a general browsing dialog box for disconnecting from network resources, using a DISCDLGSTRUCT structure.|
|WNetGetConnection||Retrieves the name of the network resource associated with a local device.|
|WNetGetUniversalName||When given a drive-based path for a network resource, returns a more universal form of the name.|
|WNetRestoreConnectionW||Restores the connection to a network resource, prompting the user, if necessary, for a name and password.|
|WNetUseConnection||Connects a local device to a network resource; automatically selects an unused local device to redirect to the network resource.|
Note The WNetAddConnection and WNetCancelConnection functions are supported for compatibility with Windows for Workgroups. However, new applications should use WNetAddConnection2 or WNetAddConnection3, and WNetCancelConnection2.
Call the following WNet functions to enumerate network resources.
|WNetCloseEnum||Ends a network resource enumeration.|
|WNetEnumResource||Continues an enumeration of network resources started by the WNetOpenEnum function.|
|WNetOpenEnum||Starts an enumeration of network resources.|
Call the following WNet informational and utility functions to retrieve network provider and other information.
|WNetGetLastError||Returns the most recent error code set by a WNet function, the one reported by a network provider.|
|WNetGetNetworkInformation||Returns extended information about a specific network provider.|
|WNetGetProviderName||Returns the provider name for a specific type of network.|
|WNetGetResourceInformation||Returns the network provider that owns a resource, and obtains information about the resource type.|
|WNetGetResourceParent||Returns the parent of a network resource.|
Call the following WNet function to retrieve the name of the user associated with a local device.
|WNetGetUser||Returns the current default user name, or the user name that established the connection.|
Many of the WNet functions use a NETRESOURCE structure to store information about a network resource.