How do I make Win32 API calls from PHP?

I know that I can consume COM components but is there a way to directly call into the Win32 API’s (user32.dll, advapi32.dll etc) from PHP or do I need to wrap in a PHP extension or COM object?

Here is Solutions:

We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first solution because it is tested & true solution that will 100% work for you.

Solution 1

See the first comment here:

The only way I’ve been able to call Win32 API functions with PHP5 has been through COM and DynamicWrapper.

Here’s an example to play a beep sound with your computer speaker:

$com = new COM("DynamicWrapper");
$com->Register("KERNEL32.DLL", "Beep", "i=ll", "f=s", "r=l");
$com->Beep(5000, 100);

You can get an updated DynamicWrapper here. You have to register it with regsvr32.

Solution 2

The win32api support for php is very flaky. Have a look at this

Note: Use and implement solution 1 because this method fully tested our system.
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