How do I decompile a DLL file?

Posted on 2007-10-01
Last Modified: 2013-11-26
I downloaded a DLL file that I would like to view the source code to see how it works. How do I decompile a DLL file?
Question by:bemara57
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    There is no way decompiling a DLL back to its source code. The only thing which you will have is to decompile the code in Assembly language, which i think perhaps would be of no use to you. Rather you can hook dlls if you know the routines.
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    Ask the maker of the dll file for the source code. If they don't give it to you then it is protected property and if then there were a way of decompiling it you'd be breaching copyright laws. This site prohibits breaching copyright or any other laws, if you are unsure, read the EE Policy.


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