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Programming language: Haskell
License: BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License
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Latest version: v2.13.1.0

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The Win32 Package

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See Win32 on Hackage for more information.

Installing from Git

This package requires no special installation instructions.

To install use cabal install


This library is just a direct binding to Windows API calls and as such contains no documentation. The documentation for functions can be found in the equivalently named functions on MSDN https://msdn.microsoft.com/library/windows/desktop/hh920508.aspx

Getting Started

The Win32 library is a core GHC library and as such aims to have an as little as possible footprint when it comes to dependencies.

When submitting new requests think hard if any new Haskell dependencies are actually needed. (note that this does not apply to C dependencies.)

The best way to get started is using cabal new-build and cabal sandboxes:

git clone [email protected]:haskell/win32.git
cd win32
cabal v2-repl


The tests in the Win32 package are designed to run as part of the GHC testsuite. As such, should you want to add a new test, you will need the testsuite drivers.

See https://ghc.haskell.org/trac/ghc/wiki/Building/RunningTests/Adding for details.