WNet APIs provide Windows networking (WNet) functions that allow networking capabilities for applications. Also known as the Win32 APIs, applications that are created by using Wnet APIs function independently from the network on which they operate. By using WNet APIs, applications can be developed that run successfully on all platforms while still able to take advantage of unique features and capabilities of any particular platform.

Network services are one of many categories of services that the Win32 API's can provide. Requests for network services are provided by the Multiple Provider Router. Multi Provider Routing receives WNet commands, determines the appropriate redirector, and passes the command to that redirector. Multi Provider Routing then routes the requests for network service to the appropriate provider for transmission over the network.

For more information about WNet APIs, see the Platform Software Development Kit (SDK).