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How do I figure out the parameters that undocumented Native Win32 APIs on Windows NT take and what the return type is?  (Please give an example for NtDeleteValueKey a.k.a. ZwDeleteValueKey)
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by:stsanz
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Take a look at :
http://www.sysinternals.com/ntdll.htm
They say these native API are documented in WinNT DDK documentation.

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by:keebler121698
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Already looked there, you will notice that it says that only 25 of the calls are documented in the DDK.  My question is how do I get the parameters for the *undocumented* calls.

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Trial and error along with stepping through the functions with a debugger (like SoftICE) is the only way to learn about what is going on in the undocumented functions.
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