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.
In this section
|About Windows Internet
|General information about the Windows Internet API.
|Using Windows Internet
|Programming guide for the Windows Internet API.
|Windows Internet Reference
|Reference documentation for the Windows Internet API.