Developing RPC Windows Applications

When you install the Platform Software Development Kit (SDK), the following RPC development environment, the run-time libraries, and tools are automatically installed:

  • C/C++ language header (.H) files
  • RPC import libraries (.lib) files
  • Sample programs
  • RPC reference Help files
  • The uuidgen utility

When you install Windows, the following are installed:

  • RPC Run-time DLLs
  • Microsoft Locator (not supported on Windows Vista and later)
  • RPC Endpoint-mapping services

The following RPC import libraries.

Import library Description
Rpcns4.lib Name-service functions
Rpcrt4.lib Windows run-time functions

 

Note

Rpcns4.lib is obsolete and no longer supported.

 

The following RPC libraries are included for down-level support.

Dynamic-link library Description Platform
Rpcltc1.dll Client named-pipe transport Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows 95
Rpclts1.dll Server named-pipe transport Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows 95
Rpcltc3.dll Client TCP/IP transport Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows 95
Rpclts3.dll Server TCP/IP transport Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows 95
Rpcltc5.dll Client NetBIOS transport Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows 95
Rpclts5.dll Server NetBIOS transport Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows 95
Rpcltc6.dll Client SPX transport Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows 95
Rpclts6.dll Server SPX transport Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows 95
Rpcdgc6.dll Client IPX transport Windows NT
Rpcdgs6.dll Server IPX transport Windows NT
Rpcdgc3.dll Client UDP transport Windows NT
Rpcdgs3.dll Server UDP transport Windows NT

 

You will also need the Microsoft Interface Definition Language (MIDL) compiler. For more information, see Using The MIDL Compiler.