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Dynamic-Link Library Functions

The following functions are used in dynamic linking.

FunctionDescription
AddDllDirectory Adds a directory to the process DLL search path.
DisableThreadLibraryCalls Disables thread attach and thread detach notifications for the specified DLL.
DllMain An optional entry point into a DLL.
FreeLibrary Decrements the reference count of the loaded DLL. When the reference count reaches zero, the module is unmapped from the address space of the calling process.
FreeLibraryAndExitThread Decrements the reference count of a loaded DLL by one, and then calls ExitThread to terminate the calling thread.
GetDllDirectory Retrieves the application-specific portion of the search path used to locate DLLs for the application.
GetModuleFileName Retrieves the fully qualified path for the file containing the specified module.
GetModuleFileNameEx Retrieves the fully qualified path for the file containing the specified module.
GetModuleHandle Retrieves a module handle for the specified module.
GetModuleHandleEx Retrieves a module handle for the specified module.
GetProcAddress Retrieves the address of an exported function or variable from the specified DLL.
LoadLibrary Maps the specified executable module into the address space of the calling process.
LoadLibraryEx Maps the specified executable module into the address space of the calling process.
LoadPackagedLibrary Maps the specified packaged module and its dependencies into the address space of the calling process. Only Windows Store apps can call this function.
RemoveDllDirectory Removes a directory that was added to the process DLL search path by using AddDllDirectory.
SetDefaultDllDirectories Specifies a default set of directories to search when the calling process loads a DLL.
SetDllDirectory Modifies the search path used to locate DLLs for the application.

 

Obsolete Functions

These functions are provided only for compatibility with 16-bit versions of Windows.

LoadModule

 

 

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