Rawether .NET is Here!!!
Since its release in 1997 Rawether for Windows has been widely accepted as a framework for development of Windows products that "directly" access NDIS network interface card (NIC) drivers from Win32 applications using a NDIS protocol driver as a "relay" between an application and the NDIS miniport driver.
PCAUSA has been exploring how to integrate the Rawether family with the .NET Framework for some time. Rawether V5.03.16.55 (February, 2003) included some experimental C# sample applications which, in retrospect, were not very good... Since then we have gone through several design and implementation iterations for a .NET Framework API for Rawether.
The Rawether .NET API introduced with Rawether V5.5.18.01 is a .NET Framework API that provides a uniform API between user-mode applications and PCAUSA NDIS drivers. Basically, it is a C# version of the current Rawether 'C' API - but greatly extended.
The Rawether .NET release provides a rich, consistent NDIS user-mode API across the Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 platforms.
Getting Familiar with Rawether .NET
You can examine several kinds of information to get acquainted with Rawether .NET:
Download Rawether .NET Sample Executables
Follow the link on the Rawether Central page to download Rawether sample executables - including the C# sample application executables.
In case you haven't given .NET much thought, here's an article by Chad Z. Hower that proposes why developers like yourself should care about .NET, even if you are not planning to move to .NET - quite YET...
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