Many independent coders have written extensions that only run on Win32 platforms. Such extensions range from an interface into dynamic link library files (DLLs) to remote access service (RAS) administration functions. These extensions provide an absolute wealth of functionality for anyone who administrates or even just uses Microsoft’s Win32 platforms.
A DLL can have any mix of functions and resources. A resource can be an icon, a wave sound, a font, a dialog box, a menu bar, or a graphic, just to name a few.
Some of the most valuable extensions are found on the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network (CPAN) under the Win32 modules section (http://www.perl.com/CPAN-local/modules/by-module/Win32/). CPAN is a wonderful place ...