[erlang-questions] Win32 API NIF(s)

Felix Gallo <>
Mon Mar 21 21:44:35 CET 2016

Damn, that's an excellent candidate for a NIF.  Don't know of one off hand,
but that's small enough, self-contained enough, and benefits the most from
not having another entire process hanging around that it makes a good
amount of sense.

The closest I could imagine would be to look at the Wings3D modeler, which
is an erlang app that runs on Windows as a first class citizen.  I don't
know if it sets the shell icon, but it might, and if it does, that's
probably the closest you're going to get.



On Mon, Mar 21, 2016 at 1:34 PM, Sam Schneider <> wrote:

> Specifically I'm looking to use the notification icon APIs (like
> Shell_NotifyIcon)
> On Mar 21, 2016 4:23 PM, "Felix Gallo" <> wrote:
>> the Win32 C API is pretty big; what in specific are you looking to try to
>> do, and what sort of requirements envelope does it need to fit inside?
>> generically, I'd think F# or C# open in a port would be close enough for
>> a lot of use cases.
>> F.
>> On Mon, Mar 21, 2016 at 11:09 AM, Sam Schneider <>
>> wrote:
>>> Hi everyone,
>>> Does anybody know of any nifs for working with the Win32 C API?  I've
>>> tried searching around without any luck so far.  In the meantime I've been
>>> playing with Roslyn open in a port, but a can't imagine that's very ideal.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Sam
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