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How to call functions in 16-bit dll?

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How can I call some functions in a 16-bit dll in Win32 programming?

I have not the 32-bit version of the dll. Is there some way
for me to work with the 16-bit dll?

Thank you.
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by:migel
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Hi! You can use Thunk compiler to create thin layer between your 32-bit app and 16-bit Dll. Example of this process you can find in MSDN or Dr Dob journal(sorry, i am not remember in what volume)
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Another idea would be to create a 16 bit executable that is also a DDE server.  Then from the 32 bit executable communicate to the 16 bit server through DDE. If DDE is too slow, use OLE automation.
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Thunk is want you need ,
there is sample with VC5.
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by:jkr
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thui - thunking is indeed the only method when strcutures or references are involved...
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What is more easy, thunk or DDE server?
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