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The IDA Pro Book, 2nd Edition by Chris Eagle

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The IDA Application Programming Interface

IDA’s API is defined by the contents of the header files in <SDKDIR>/include. There is no single-source index of available functions (though Steve Micallef has collected a rather nice subset in his plug-in writing guide). Many prospective SDK programmers find this fact initially difficult to come to terms with. The reality is that there is never an easy-to-find answer to the question, “How do I do x using the SDK?” The two principal options for answering such questions are to post the questions to an IDA user’s forum or attempt to answer them yourself by searching through the API documentation. What documentation, you say? Why, the header files, of course. Granted, these are not the most searchable of ...

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