DLL Tools - Dynamic Link Library (DLL)

What is DLL Tools?

Numerous tools are obtainable to help you troubleshoot DLL difficulties. Few of them are debated below.

Dependency Walker

The Dependency Walker tool (depends.exe) can recursively scan for all the needy DLLs that are used by a program. Once you open a program in Dependency Walker, the Dependency Walker performs the resulting checks:

  • Checks for missing DLLs.
  • Checks for program files or DLLs that are not valid.
  • Checks that import functions and export functions match.
  • Checks for circular dependency errors.
  • Checks for modules that are not valid because the modules are for a different operating system.

By means of Dependency Walker, you can document all the DLLs that a program uses. It may help stop and correct DLL difficulties that may occur in the future. Dependency Walker is located in the resulting directory when you install Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0:

DLL Universal Problem Solver

The tool is used to audit, compare, document, and display DLL information is called the DLL Universal Problem Solver (DUPS). The resulting list defines the utilities that make up the DUPS tool:

  • Dlister.exe − this utility enumerates all the DLLs on the computer and logs the information to a text file or to a database file.
  • Dcomp.exe − This utility compares the DLLs that are listed in two text files and produces a third text file that contains the differences.
  • Dtxt2DB.exe − this utility loads the text files that are created by using the Dlister.exe utility and the Dcomp.exe utility into the dllHell database.
  • DlgDtxt2DB.exe − this utility offers a graphical user interface (GUI) version of the Dtxt2DB.exe utility.

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