Visual C++ WinRT FAQ – Winsock and other APIs

When migrating apps or libraries that use sockets to WinRT, the absence of Winsock is often one of the first hurdles for many C++ devs. The suggested alternative to Winsock is to use the Windows.Networking.Sockets namespace. For a full list of alternate APIs that replace existing ones, see:

Be aware that you will most likely not get a one-to-one mapping for various API functions and structures. So you should fully expect to re-design and workaround that and use alternate approaches to achieving the same functionality/usability.


One thought on “Visual C++ WinRT FAQ – Winsock and other APIs

  1. Nish, this isn’t relevant to this thread. I have a few questions to ask you about MFC, questions I want to address to you particularly, and some questions about WinRT and VBA, and I saw no better way than this to contact you.

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