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Programming Windows®, Fifth Edition by Charles Petzold

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WinInet and FTP

The WinInet ("Windows Internet") API is a collection of high-level functions that assist a programmer in using three popular Internet protocols: the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) used for the World Wide Web, the File Transfer Protocol (FTP), and another file-transfer protocol known as Gopher. The syntax of the WinInet functions is very similar to the syntax of the normal Windows file functions, making it almost as easy to use these protocols as it is to use files on local disks. The WinInet API is documented at /Platform SDK/Internet, Intranet, Extranet Services/Internet Tools and Technologies/WinInet API.

The sample program coming up will demonstrate how to use the FTP portion of the WinInet API. Many companies that have Web ...

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