|Important||This document may not represent best practices for current development, links to downloads and other resources may no longer be valid. Current recommended version can be found here. ArchiveDisclaimer|
/DELAYLOAD (Delay Load Import)
The /DELAYLOAD option causes delayed loading of DLLs. The dllname specifies a DLL to delay load. You can use this option as many times as necessary to specify as many DLLs as you choose. You must link your program with Delayimp.lib or implement your own delay-load helper function.
The /DELAY option specifies binding and loading options for each delay-loaded DLL.
To set this linker option in the Visual Studio development environment
Open the project's Property Pages dialog box. For details, see Setting Visual C++ Project Properties.
Click the Linker folder.
Click the Input property page.
Modify the Delay Loaded DLLs property.
To set this linker option programmatically