Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Dll Files


  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 Darren De Wilde

Darren De Wilde

  • Members
  • 208 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Location:Howell, NJ
  • Local time:03:46 PM

Posted 19 March 2006 - 07:58 PM

Does anyone know by any chance what is contained in a DLL (Dynamic Link Library) or how they work..From what I have learnt, they are EXTREMELY important. My question however is if the following passage is true:

Theory
A Dll file contains multiple access and exit points for programs depending on it. This means that one program would access it for a different procedure than another app at a different point in the file (hence its dynamic attributes).

If a dll file of a particular version is replaced by the same dll made on a different date, some programs would generate an error or in some cases, malfunctioning would occur with no apparent reason because the expected entry point of the dll for a particular program is no longer available. Some Dll files can be overwritten by older versions where downloaded programs are installed that provide demonstrations (games and freeware with magazines, etc.)

I'm very intrersted in how files work together, if anyone knows a good, reputable site that can discuss file and windows operating system concepts in depth I'd appreciate it if you could share the site address.

Many thanks,
Darren De Wilde

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 acklan

acklan

    Bleepin' cat's meow


  • Members
  • 8,529 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Baton Rouge, La.
  • Local time:01:46 PM

Posted 19 March 2006 - 08:04 PM

I hope this is what you seek...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dll_files

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q87934/

http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/D/DLL.html

http://www.techterms.org/definition/dll
"2007 & 2008 Windows Shell/User Award"

#3 Darren De Wilde

Darren De Wilde
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 208 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Location:Howell, NJ
  • Local time:03:46 PM

Posted 19 March 2006 - 09:26 PM

Perfect acklan..thank u tonnes
Darren De Wilde

#4 acklan

acklan

    Bleepin' cat's meow


  • Members
  • 8,529 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Baton Rouge, La.
  • Local time:01:46 PM

Posted 19 March 2006 - 09:45 PM

My pleasure.
"2007 & 2008 Windows Shell/User Award"




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users