DUMPBIN Reference
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

DUMPBIN Reference

The Microsoft COFF Binary File Dumper (DUMPBIN.EXE) displays information about Common Object File Format (COFF) binary files. You can use DUMPBIN to examine COFF object files, standard libraries of COFF objects, executable files, and dynamic-link libraries (DLLs).


You can start this tool only from the Visual Studio command prompt. You cannot start it from a system command prompt or from Windows Explorer.

Only the /HEADERS DUMPBIN option is available for use on files produced with the /GL compiler option.

© 2015 Microsoft