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I have a DLL written C with stdcall calling convention but I have not the lib file. How can I build a lib file for this DLL for MS visual C++ 6.0??
which command line tools and which parameters do I need?
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arikka earned 40 total points
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You have DLL and now you like to have import library for
that DLL.
First, you need to get DEF file for that DLL. It's not depended on what compiler you use.

For example, you can use impdef utility from Borland :
(I do not know something like it from Microsoft)

 > impdef YourDll.def YourDll.dll -- here you got DEF file

After getting DEF file,

  Use MSVC utility LIB :

   > lib /DEF:YourDll.def

This command (lib) builds import library!



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by:unsa
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I did, thanks. Hope MS will have its own impdef.

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This was alot of help for me thank you much
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