WinCopies.WindowsAPICodePack 2.9.3

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Install-Package WinCopies.WindowsAPICodePack -Version 2.9.3
dotnet add package WinCopies.WindowsAPICodePack --version 2.9.3
<PackageReference Include="WinCopies.WindowsAPICodePack" Version="2.9.3" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add WinCopies.WindowsAPICodePack --version 2.9.3
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#r "nuget: WinCopies.WindowsAPICodePack, 2.9.3"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive, C# scripting and .NET Interactive. 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=2.9.3

// Install WinCopies.WindowsAPICodePack as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=WinCopies.WindowsAPICodePack&version=2.9.3
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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.

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