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Detecting a missing DLL

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I am using VC++ 6.0. How can I determine if a required DLL is missing from with the app that
uses the DLL ?

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by:jkr
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Go to www.dependencywalker.com and get that tool. If a DLL is missing, it'll report it....
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BTW, it ships with VC6 as 'depends.exe'...
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by:pentomino
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I meant to ask how I can determine if it exists from WITHIN the application.
BTW I know the name of DLL.
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Oh, in this case, just call 'LoadLibrary()' - if it doesn't succeed, it is missing, it the call succeeds, call 'FreeLibrary()'...

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by:GGRUNDY
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You may also want to check out
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/vccore/html/vcconSpecifyingDLLsForDelayLoading.asp

so that your app can get a chance to do the LoadLibrary test before it crashes.
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