Windows Native API Programming
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Windows Native API Programming

About the Book

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Table of Contents

    • Introduction
      • Who should read the book
      • Disclaimer and Caution
      • Sample Code
      • Feedback and Error Reporting
      • What’s Next?
    • Chapter 1: Introduction to Native API Development
      • Windows System Architecture
      • What is the Native API?
      • Getting Started
      • Dynamic Linking to NtDll.Dll
      • Accessing the Native API
      • Summary
    • Chapter 2: Native API Fundamentals
      • Function Prefixes
      • Errors
      • Strings
      • Linked Lists
      • Object Attributes
      • Client ID
      • Time and Time Span
      • Bitmaps
      • Sample: Terminating a Process
      • Summary
    • Chapter 3: Native Applications
      • Native vs. Standard Applications
      • Building Native Applications
      • The Main Function
      • Simple Native Application
      • Launching Native Applications
      • Debugging Native Applications
      • Summary
    • Chapter 4: System Information
      • Querying and Setting Information
      • Process and Thread Information
      • Objects and Handles
      • The KUSER_SHARED_DATA Structure
      • Summary
    • Chapter 5: Processes
      • Creating Processes
      • Process Information
      • The Process Environment Block (PEB)
      • Suspending and Resuming Processes
      • Enumerating Processes (Take 2)
      • Summary
    • Chapter 6: Threads
      • Creating Threads
      • Thread Information
      • Synchronization
      • The Thread Environment Block (TEB)
      • Asynchronous Procedure Calls (APC)
      • Thread Pools
      • More Thread APIs
      • Summary
    • Chapter 7: Objects and Handles
      • Objects
      • Enumerating Objects
      • Object Manager Namespace
      • Handles
      • Enumerating Handles
      • Specific Object Types
      • Other Object Types
      • Summary
    • Chapter 8: Memory (Part 1)
      • Introduction
      • The Virtual Functions
      • Querying Memory
      • Reading and Writing
      • Other Virtual APIs
      • Heaps
      • Heap Information
      • Summary
    • Chapter 9: I/O
      • Files and Devices
      • File and Device API
      • File Information
      • Directory-Only Information
      • NTFS Streams
      • Extended Attributes
      • Accessing Devices
      • I/O Completion Ports
      • Miscellaneous Functions
      • Summary
    • Chapter 10: ALPC
      • ALPC Concepts
      • Simple Client/Server
      • Creating Server Ports
      • Connecting to Ports
      • Message Attributes
      • Sending and Receiving Messages
      • Summary
    • Chapter 11: Security
      • Overview
      • SIDs
      • Tokens
      • Security Descriptors
      • Summary
    • Chapter 12: Memory (Part 2)
      • Sections
      • Memory Zones
      • Lookaside Lists
      • Summary
    • Chapter 13: The Registry
      • Registry Structure
      • Creating and Opening Keys
      • Working with Keys and Values
      • Key Information
      • Other Registry Functions
      • Key Persistence
      • Registry Notifications
      • Registry Transactions
      • Miscellaneous Functions
      • Higher Level Registry Helpers
      • Summary

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