Dll file full form of it?

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What is the difference between EXE file and DLL file in windows? What is full form a DLL file?

What is an "entry point" of a DLL file and how does one access it programmatically?

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Dll file full form of it?


1. DLL is reusable program for accessing features dynamically by referencing them in other programs and EXE can be run and reading DLL's information

2. EXE is executable file which is having main function but DLL do not having main function and cannot executable.

3. EXE file is used for launching an application where as DLL loaded in to an application

4. Only one exe file will be used per an application but DLL can many in an application

5. DLL is in process component and EXE is out process component when windows system launches an EXE, a new process created

but for DLL a new process is not created for more information go to below link


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Dll file full form of it?



DLLs and EXE files are components you can find in almost every windows based software.

EXE files is simply a executable files. They are one of the most important file types because they are used to run programs on your computer however it also can be used to bring various kinds of harmful malware to your computer system. So before executing an EXE files be sure about the manufacturer.

Programmers usually write logical code in class libraries when deploying the software on end users computer those class libraries are added to the computers as DLL files. DLL files are full of code and end user cannot simply open and see the code using the DLL.

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Dll file full form of it?


There is a big difference between an EXE file and a DLL file. First and foremost, an EXE file (.exe) is an executable file which any user can launch either in the command prompt or within Windows while a DLL file (.dll) is a library file and cannot be executed.

In an application package, you may find at least one EXE file that may or may not be accompanied by one or more DLL files. An EXE file contains the entry point or the part in the code where the operating system is supposed to begin the execution of the application. DLL files don’t have this entry point and can’t be executed on their own.

The primary advantage of DLL files is in its reusability. DLL files can be used in other applications provided the coder or the programmer knows the parameters and names of the functions and procedures in the DLL files. Because of its capability, DLL files are perfect for the distribution of device drivers.

When an EXE file is started, it means creating a process for it to run and a memory space. This is required for the program to run properly. Because DLL files are not launched by themselves and are called by other applications, they don’t have their own process and memory space. It simply shares the process and memory space of the program that is calling it.

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