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WlanOpenHandle (wlanapi)
Gets a handle to the wireless LAN API for use in the other calls in the API.

C# Signature:

    private static extern int WlanOpenHandle(
        uint dwClientVersion,
        IntPtr pReserved, //not in MSDN but required
        [Out] out uint pdwNegotiatedVersion,
        out IntPtr ClientHandle);

VB Signature:

    <DllImport("Wlanapi", EntryPoint := "WlanOpenHandle")> _
    Public Shared Function WlanOpenHandle(ByVal dwClientVersion As UInteger, ByVal pReserved As IntPtr, <Out> ByRef pdwNegotiatedVersion As UInteger, ByRef phClientHandle As IntPtr) As UInteger
    End Function

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pReserved must be passed as IntPtr.Zero.

dwClientVersion must be 1 for Windows XP with SP3 and Wireless LAN API for Windows XP with SP2

or 2 for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008

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Sample Code:

See WlanQueryInterface.


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