How To Open A DLL File

Today I want to talk about DLL files and how to open the DLL files. The Dynamic Link Library, or DLL file, is a mainstay of traditional Windows programming. These files are used by programs to gain additional functionality and libraries without having to have them built-in to the program itself. Sometimes we need to open DLL files and change them for our needs. Using Visual Studio 2017 is an option for opening DLL files. You can use decompiler programs or tools to  open DLL files.  “dotPeek” is one of the popular free decompilers. It is available from this link.

You can use it easilly. Just select the DLL file and see what classes and codes it contains.

Export the code to Visual Basic:  If you want to manipulate, edit, and build the file on your own, you can export it into Visual Studio. The exported code will be in C#, even if it was originally written in a different language originally. Right-click on the DLL file in the Assembly Explorer.  Select “Export to Project”.  Choose your export options. You can have the project opened immediately in Visual Studio if you’d like to get started on it immediately. If you are looking for converting a jar file to dll, have a look at this post:  Converting a jar file to dll

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  1. March 7, 2019

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