[fpc-pascal] DLL Linking
stevewilliams at kromestudios.com
Wed Jun 22 00:48:39 CEST 2005
> Hi everyone, I have one question: Is it possible to link a
> Routine from DLL to my exe directly. Point is that I don't want distribute
> other files with the program and it would be nice to have only one
> executable nothing more.
> I use Bass audio library for playback and I am interested if is it possible
> to link it together with my application.
The only option here is to add the DLL file as a resource to your
executable. At application start, extract the resource and write out to
a temporary file in the application directory. Load the DLL via
LoadLibrary, get the function address via GetProcAddress. At
application end, unload the library and delete the temporary file.
Note that this is not allowed on Windows XP if your application is in
the Program Files directory. Applications are not allowed or should not
write to their application directory due to security restrictions.
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