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Run-Time Library Reference
The Microsoft run-time library provides routines for programming for the Microsoft Windows operating system. These routines automate many common programming tasks that are not provided by the C and C++ languages.
Sample programs are included in the individual reference topics for most routines in the library.
In This Section
- C Run-Time Libraries
Discusses the .lib files that comprise the C run-time libraries.
- Run-Time Routines by Category
Provides links to the run-time library by category.
- Global Variables and Standard Types
Provides links to the global variables and standard types provided by the run-time library.
- Global Constants
Provides links to the global constants defined by the run-time library.
- Alphabetical Function Reference
Provides a table of contents entry point into an alphabetical listing of all C run-time library functions.
- Generic-Text Mappings
Provides links to the generic-text mappings defined in Tchar.h.
- Language and Country/Region Strings
Describes how to use the setlocale function to set the language and Country/Region strings.