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dllregisterserver entrypoint was not found

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I have made a dll's which runs perfectly under windows95 however under windows nt I got the message dll not found.

Tried regsvr32 dllname.dll with as result the following message :

Dllregisterserver entry point was not found. DllRegisterServer may not be exported, or a corrupt version of dllname.dll may be in memory

I am not understanding this why because of the fact that the dll is not an OLE server neither of these things the only wicked thing is that it works under windows95.

Help me out dudes.

regards,

Cono
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by:Madshi
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Hi Cono,

I can't explain why it works with win95 and NOT with NT. Perhaps you should just try to add this to your dll (if you don't have done this already):

uses comServ;

exports DllGetClassObject, DllCanUnloadNow, DllRegisterServer, DllUnregisterServer;

Regards, Madshi.
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I think you need D3 or D4 to compile it...
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by:philipleighs
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If it is not a ole server, then there is no point calling regsvr32. All it does is load the dll, locate and find that function, call it, then close the library.

Cono, I know you're not a bozo so forgive me if I offend you with such obvious comments like these:
Is the dll in \system or \system32?
Is it on the path?
Try putting it in the exe dir.

Also, when you declare the function in your exe, type external 'dllname.dll' at the end, not just external 'dllname';
I was bitten by this once, but it was a D1 program on NT.

Cheers,
Phil.

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I think Madshi has it...

Raymond.
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by:rwilson032697
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Umm.. On reflection I think the answer is none of the above.

Do you declare youre functions like this (in an interface unit)?:

procedure MyFunc; external 'MyDLL';

if so change them so they look like this:

procedure MyFunc; external 'MyDLL.DLL';

NT is touchy about missing extensions on DLL filenames...

Let me know how you go.

Cheers,

Raymond.
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by:philipleighs
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Raymond, Dude!

Read my comment!

Cheers,
Phil.

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by:rwilson032697
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Botherations! My brain has turned to mush - I'm outta here!

Raymond.
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by:Ronald Buster
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He Madshi,

Answer the question and you receive the points. Fair is fair ok.

regards,

Cono
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So I guess, my comment helped you?
If not: please reject my answer...   :-)

Thank you, Madshi.
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by:Ronald Buster
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Madshi,

Yes your comment solved my problem

However it is kind of strange that the same dll works on windows 95 but not on windows NT without registering the dll with regsvr32. Don't you agree with me

Anyhow thanks,

regards,

Cono
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by:Madshi
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Yes I do. But I'm used to this kind of problems...   :-(
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