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Can I Import a dll into delphi
to see what function are in it?
is there any way to see what is the interface in a com dll?
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If the dll contains a type library you can view the type library. But then the dll contains a COM object.
If there is a type library in it, you can use the Windows API to retrieve the function names of the exported functions but not the parameters nor the calling methods of these functions. You can use tdump.exe to view these functions and I wish I could remember what the Windows API method of retrieving these names were but I can't. However, there is no way to see the exact definitions of these functions.

But back to the type library story. Go to Project/Import type library. Click on 'Add' and select the DLL you want to view. If it has no type library you will get an error, otherwise you will get the components and a complete unit with the definitions of the DLL. Then click on 'Create unit' to just create the unit or on 'Install' to create the unit and install it.
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