Author image Gurusamy Sarathy

Changes for version 0.191

  • Win32::Job is now available (thanks to Neil Watkiss). This extension allows you to manipulate "job" objects (which are groups of processes) in Windows 2000 or later. See the pod documentation for details.
  • Most modules that autoloaded their constants could reset $! during autoloading. Such locations now localize $! before potentially modifying it.
  • EventLog has been upgraded to 0.073 (thanks to Brett Williams). EventLog/Changes has a list of bug fixes.
  • NetResource has been upgraded to 0.053. See NetResource/Changes for the change log.
  • A Win32::GetOSName() function is now available. It is documented in the Win32.pod distributed with perl 5.8.0-RC2 and with ActivePerl.
  • Some issues with building it under 5.8.0-RC2 have been fixed.
  • This release corresponds to the version of libwin32 included in ActivePerl


What's new in Win32::OLE


Low-level access to Win32 system API calls for files/dirs.
Perl interface to the Windows NT LanManager API account management functions.
Low-level access to Win32 system API calls from WINREG.H
Monitor events related to files and directories
Interaction with the Windows clipboard
Win32 Console and Character Mode Functions
Use Win32 event objects from Perl
Process Win32 Event Logs from Perl
manage file attributes in perl
manage FileSecurity Discretionary Access Control Lists in perl
Base class for Win32 synchronization objects
Access to WININET.DLL functions
Run sub-processes in a "job" environment
Use Win32 mutex objects from Perl
manage network groups and users in perl
manage network resources in perl
ODBC Extension for Win32
OLE Automation extensions
Extract constant definitions from TypeLib
OLE Automation Collection Objects
OLE National Language Support
Create and modify OLE VARIANT variables
accessing the Windows NT Performance Counter
Win32 Named Pipe
Create and manipulate processes.
accessing the Windows registry [obsolete, use Win32::TieRegistry]
Use Win32 semaphore objects from Perl
manage system services in perl
An extension to play with Windows sounds
Powerful and easy ways to manipulate a registry [on Win32 for now].


in APIFile/ExtUtils/
in APIRegistry/ExtUtils/
in OLE/lib/
in OLE/lib/
in OLE/lib/
in TieRegistry/Tie/
in OLE/lib/
in OLE/lib/Win32/OLE/
in OLE/lib/Win32/OLE/
in OLE/lib/Win32/OLE/
in Shortcut/
in Sound/
in WinError/