/ALLOWBIND (Prevent DLL Binding)


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/ALLOWBIND:NO sets a bit in a DLL's header that indicates to Bind.exe that the image is not allowed to be bound. You may not want a DLL to be bound if it has been digitally signed (binding invalidates the signature).

You can edit an existing DLL for /ALLOWBIND functionality with the /ALLOWBIND option of the EDITBIN utility.

To set this linker option in the Visual Studio development environment

  1. Open the project's Property Pages dialog box. For details, see Working with Project Properties.

  2. Expand Configuration Properties, Linker, and select Command Line.

  3. Enter /ALLOWBIND:NO into Additional Options.

To set this linker option programmatically

Setting Linker Options
Linker Options
BindImage function
BindImageEx function