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Debugging dyn. loaded DLLs

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Hi,

I have a problem using the MSVC 5.0:

I wrote an application that uses a statically linked DLL. This DLL itself can dynamically load so calld plugin-dlls.
No the problem: how can I debug such plugins? The debugger always says: Breakpoint cannot be set...

Regards
  Mirko
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Use the in-line assembler to put an int3 at the start of the DLL's entrypoint procedure (DllMain()

Then the debugger will be entered when the DLL is loaded and you will be able to set break-points at that time.
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For example,

BOOL WINAPI DllMain(HINSTANCE DLLHnd,                 // >> DLL module.                                //
               ULONG     Rsn,                    // Reason for calling function.                  //
               LPVOID    Rsv)                    // Reserved.                                     //
{
   switch (Rsn)
   {
   case DLL_PROCESS_ATTACH:
     _asm  int 3;
    break;
   case DLL_PROCESS_DETACH:
      break;
   case DLL_THREAD_ATTACH:
      break;
   case DLL_THREAD_DETACH:
      break;
   }
   return true;
}

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by:Mirko
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Hello nietod,
thank you very much for your fast response. It was exactly, what I needed.
Grade A.
Regards
  Mirko
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