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Imp DLL with function names and params ?

Posted on 1997-09-26
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When I import a DLL, like with implib or impdef in Borland C++, I can use that DLL, but let's say it's not my own DLL like a Windows DLL, so, I don't know the functions parameters and the parameters type.
How could I get the informations.
Wrong answers are:
-read the doc
-ask the authors
-make the functions yourself

let's resume:
I would be able from a simple DLL to get the functions
that are inside, the parameters of those functions and
the types of those parameters.

thanks in advance.

      John.
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Hi John,
I am afraid that right answer on your question should be NO - of course if you don't want to try to disassembler DLL. Only export function names are kept in DLL files - not parameters and not intrinsic names.

Additional comment. If you have .obj file, and source was C++, and extern "C" keyword wasn't applied, function names will be decored according to C++ names convention and one CAN determine the number and types of parameters. So only if someone who has written DLL on C++ were used internal names as export names you would be able to determine parameters. E.g. @foo$qi is equivalent to foo(int) in source code. But usually nobody do so...

Regards,
IgorK.
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