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RE: VC-Express

From: Leon Zandman <lzandman_at_lode.nl>
Date: 2005-12-14 08:51:06 CET

> Also, you can make DLLs with .NET. A DLL is just a special
> type of executable typically containing exported function
> names.

As far as I know you cannot create normal (unmanaged;VB.NET/C#.NET)
win32 DLL's using the .NET framework. Although a .NET class library is
packaged inside a DLL, its exported functions aren't reachable by normal
Win32 code. If I run Dependency Walker on a .NET class library I see a
dependency on the MSCOREE.DLL (.NET framework), but no exported

> Shell extensions and other COM objects are usually
> DLLs.

Yes, they are DLL's, but their real functionality is implemented using
COM interfaces. So the DLL will offer "normal" exported functions like
DllRegister(), which is used to register the COM server on the system.
But the actual COM interfaces can only be called by a COM-compatible


Leon Zandman

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