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How do you open .dll files to see what is written inside?
« on: November 03, 2008, 11:42:38 PM »
How do you open .dll files to see what is written inside? Can you actually do this in XP? Sorry for being naive on this just wanting to learn this section.

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How do you open .dll files to see what is written inside?
« on: November 03, 2008, 11:42:38 PM »

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Re: How do you open .dll files to see what is written inside?
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2008, 11:44:48 PM »
There this one tool for inspecting the inner workings of PE files (EXE, DLL, ActiveX controls, and several other Windows executable formats) is PE Explorer from Heaventools Software: http://www.heaventools.com.

 You can view the structure and all of the resources contained in the file, track down and diagnose problems and more.

FYI.. A DLL file is a compiled library or program. Viewing the properties of the DLL provides you with a number of public items that relate to the DLL, these are things like Developer, version etc. The developer can also mention what properties or functions can be called from that dll. A DLL is not like a document, you can not open it and read the contents.

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Re: How do you open .dll files to see what is written inside?
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2008, 11:45:49 PM »
If you are using a Mac, and trying to download or view something in DLL format using FireFox or Safari, just point the file to be opened by the Preview.app.
The Preview application is able to preview and save the file in your Mac easy and fast.
I haven\'t found any help in internet about these situation for Mac users. So, need to share it with our Mac community.

 

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