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ID: 13540, How to create a DLL from a resource

by Alex Bakaev Email: Anonymous

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Updated on Thu, 16 Sep 1999 00:00:00 GMT
Originally uploaded on Thu, 16 Sep 1999 00:00:00 GMT
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This code sample shows how to create a DLL from binary data stored in an .exe resources.
Also, it shows a small bit on using STL.

The .rc file has to be setup something like this:


Here is an example of instantiating and calling a function in a DLL created from a resource.

alexb::TDllResource tmp = alexb::TDllResource::CreateDLL( HInstance, _T( "MYDLL" ) );
alexb::stdcallTDllProc5 tmp1( HInstance, _T( "MYDLL" ) );
tmp1( "FuncWith_5_Params", "", 1, 1, "", 1 );

If you need different functions ( different as in different number of parameters ), all you do is add more member template functions, using existing ones as an example.

Please, send all/any bugs to

P.S. Originally I indended to delete the DLL file. But, alas, Windows doesn't let me. It keeps the .DLL file locked, event after FreeLibrary. So I changed the code a bit to check if the file exists already. It would be nicer if I could delete the file, but some may say it's better this way. If you find a way to delete a just unloaded DLL, drop me a line.

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