[erlang-questions] Win32 API NIF(s)

Sam Schneider <>
Mon Mar 21 21:51:49 CET 2016

Thanks for the link, I'll definitely check it out!  If I can't end up
finding anything I may just create one myself since yeah I could see it
being useful for others.
On Mar 21, 2016 4:44 PM, "Felix Gallo" <> wrote:

> 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.
> https://github.com/dgud/wings
> F.
> 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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