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How to find dependencies of an executable?

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How to find dependencies of an exe file
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by:TimCottee
ID: 7142993
Use Depends.exe, this may be in your \windows\system or \winnt\system32 folder. Or alternatively it ships with .NET and can be found somewhere in the folder tree.

Do a search for this executable and run it, you can then select your exe file and a list of all the dependencies will be shown.
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by:compwarm
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Thank you. but i am in need of some vb code snippet to find out dependencies and registry entries of an executable.
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by:compwarm
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Thank you. but i am in need of some vb code snippet to find out dependencies and registry entries of an executable.
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by:Richie_Simonetti
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by:compwarm
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Not in type lib...

Given a exe file, i need to find out what are all the dlls this exe utilises and what are all the registry entries this exe makes. i need this to be done using VB
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by:compwarm
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Not in type lib...

Given a exe file, i need to find out what are all the dlls this exe utilises and what are all the registry entries this exe makes. i need this to be done using VB
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by:Richie_Simonetti
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http://www.domaindlx.com/e_morcillo/scripts/cod/default.asp
Scroll page down to "Get info about EXEs, DLLs, OCXs and
any other PE (portable excutable) files"

zipfile: http://www.domaindlx.com/e_morcillo/download.asp?type=cod&file=grl_pe
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by:compwarm
ID: 7179816
it works, Thanks.
But i don't find solution for finding out the registry keys
set by the application.

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by:compwarm
ID: 7179825
it works, Thanks.
But i don't find solution for finding out the registry keys
set by the application.

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by:compwarm
ID: 7179873
it works, Thanks.
But i don't find solution for finding out the registry keys
set by the application.

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Richie_Simonetti earned 600 total points
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Sorry. i cannot help you in reg part. Exe could writes values in any place!
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by:compwarm
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Anyway thanks
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by:Richie_Simonetti
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Just a question, why "B" grade?
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by:compwarm
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sorry, if i have offended you anyway. My intention is not that. since i got answer for one out of my two question i graded B .
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by:Richie_Simonetti
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:)), you did ONE question only ("How to find dependencies of an exe file "), AND append OTHER to it.
Just to clarify.
Cheers
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