WinCopies.WindowsAPICodePack 2.12.0

.NET 5.0 .NET Core 3.0 .NET Framework 3.5
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dotnet add package WinCopies.WindowsAPICodePack --version 2.12.0
NuGet\Install-Package WinCopies.WindowsAPICodePack -Version 2.12.0
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="WinCopies.WindowsAPICodePack" Version="2.12.0" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add WinCopies.WindowsAPICodePack --version 2.12.0
#r "nuget: WinCopies.WindowsAPICodePack, 2.12.0"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install WinCopies.WindowsAPICodePack as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=WinCopies.WindowsAPICodePack&version=2.12.0

// Install WinCopies.WindowsAPICodePack as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=WinCopies.WindowsAPICodePack&version=2.12.0




See LICENSE for the original license (retrieved from WebArchive). The library is not developed anymore by Microsoft and seems to have been left as 'free to use'. A clarification or update about the license terms from Microsoft is welcome, however.

Release notes

See CHANGELOG for latest changes.


Any contributor to this project has to read this code of conduct before contributing and has to follow the rules described in it for any contribution to this project.


When you submit a bug:

  • provide a short example code showing the bug
  • describe the expected behavior/result

Usage notes

This assembly/package provides code that can be used directly and also code that can be used in other packages to implement property systems features.


If you get the following exception when you instantiate a TaskDialog:

An unhandled exception of type 'System.NotSupportedException' occurred in Microsoft.WindowsAPICodePack.dll

Additional information: TaskDialog feature needs to load version 6 of comctl32.dll but a different version is current loaded in memory.

To fix it, create an application manifest and un-comment the following block section:


Note: you might have to restart Visual Studio as the DLLs seems to be cached in memory and rebuilding your project doesn't seem to be enough in some cases.

Product Compatible and additional computed target framework versions.
.NET net5.0 was computed.  net5.0-windows was computed.  net5.0-windows7.0 is compatible.  net6.0 was computed.  net6.0-android was computed.  net6.0-ios was computed.  net6.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net6.0-macos was computed.  net6.0-tvos was computed.  net6.0-windows was computed.  net6.0-windows7.0 is compatible.  net7.0 was computed.  net7.0-android was computed.  net7.0-ios was computed.  net7.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net7.0-macos was computed.  net7.0-tvos was computed.  net7.0-windows was computed.  net7.0-windows7.0 is compatible. 
.NET Core netcoreapp3.0 is compatible.  netcoreapp3.1 is compatible. 
.NET Framework net35 is compatible.  net40 was computed.  net403 was computed.  net45 was computed.  net451 was computed.  net452 was computed.  net46 was computed.  net461 was computed.  net462 was computed.  net463 was computed.  net47 was computed.  net471 was computed.  net472 is compatible.  net48 is compatible.  net481 was computed. 
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NuGet packages (3)

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Package Downloads

WindowsAPICodePack for Shell


.NET wrappers fro the PortableDevices API


WinCopies framework's assembly for basic I/O operations

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