George2

Hello everyone,


I am building a DLL using embedded VC 4. There is a .exp file generated into the same folder of the output DLL file.

I am wondering what is the usage of this file How to control embedded VC not to generate this file


thanks in advance,
George



Re: Smart Devices Native C++ Development .exp file

Guang-Ming Bian - MSFT

Hi George,

Base on my understanding, you want to know what's the usage of exp file. If I have understood you, please let me know, thanks.

.exp file means export, If your dll file export some api method, some information is stored in the .exp file. You can't set eVC not to gererate this file.

Best regards,

Guang-Ming Bian - MSFT






Re: Smart Devices Native C++ Development .exp file

George2

Thanks Guang-Ming Bian,

Guang-Ming Bian - MSFT wrote:

Hi George,

Base on my understanding, you want to know what's the usage of exp file. If I have understood you, please let me know, thanks.

.exp file means export, If your dll file export some api method, some information is stored in the .exp file. You can't set eVC not to gererate this file.

Best regards,

Guang-Ming Bian - MSFT

You have correctlt understood my question. Sorry that my question is not clear enough. :-)

I have a further question, as a developer, how do we use .exp file

regards,

George





Re: Smart Devices Native C++ Development .exp file

Guang-Ming Bian - MSFT

Hi George,

Because .exp file store export api method information. So you can view the dll api information from the file. But most of time , you can ignore it.

Thanks,

Guang-Ming Bian - MSFT






Re: Smart Devices Native C++ Development .exp file

George2

Thanks Guang-Ming Bian,

Guang-Ming Bian - MSFT wrote:

Hi George,

Because .exp file store export api method information. So you can view the dll api information from the file. But most of time , you can ignore it.

Thanks,

Guang-Ming Bian - MSFT

Do you mean this file contain dllexport function For most of time, we do not need to use this file. But when do we need to use this file Interested. :-)

regards,

George