DLL for VC++

Hi all

I have created a DLL in Delphi, so far so good. However, when I try to use it in VC++, I had to use explicit linking, ie LoadLibrary, FindProcAddress, FreeLibrary, etc.

I want to use implicit linking, but it requires a .LIB file. What is that? The help file says the .LIB file should be supplied by the maker of the DLL. How do I create a .LIB file from Delphi?

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Create the .lib file using a tool called lib. it should live in the Bin directory of your C++ installation.

Hope this helps,


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keithcslAuthor Commented:

can u give me an example command line? i have read the help file but still can't figure it out.

just to get it clear, i am using the LIB.EXE to create a .LIB file from the DLL I created in Delphi, correct?

say you have a DLL called Fred.dll, you would use

lib /DEF:fred.dll

which would generate
    fred.lib - the import library
    fred.exp - something else :)


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