Windows - How to view DLL exports

Two options, both using free tools from Microsoft:

  1. Dumpbin
  2. Dependency Walker

Option 1. Dumpbin [a console application]


  dumpbin.exe /exports c:\windows\system32\user32.dll
  

  Microsoft (R) COFF/PE Dumper Version 14.10.25019.0
  Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.
  
  
  Dump of file c:\windows\system32\user32.dll
  
  File Type: DLL
  
  Section contains the following exports for USER32.dll
  
    00000000 characteristics
    584A6BB5 time date stamp Fri Dec  9 03:30:45 2016
        0.00 version
        1502 ordinal base
        1207 number of functions
         951 number of names
  
    ordinal hint RVA      name
  
       1503    0 0008B620 ActivateKeyboardLayout
       1504    1 0002C5A0 AddClipboardFormatListener
       1505    2 000937A0 AdjustWindowRect
       1506    3 000172C0 AdjustWindowRectEx
       1507    4 00015AB0 AdjustWindowRectExForDpi
       1508    5 00098340 AlignRects
       1509    6 00093800 AllowForegroundActivation
       1510    7 0002AC60 AllowSetForegroundWindow
       1511    8 0008FCC0 AnimateWindow
       ...
       

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Option 2. Dependency Walker [a GUI application]



To load a DLL, you can use either File ... Open, or configure depends.exe to add "View Dependencies" to the context menu for DLL files in explorer.


To configure the context menu:

  • For this run only, start depends.exe as an Administrator
  • Select Options ... Configure Handled File Extensions
  • Add DLL.

Exports for user32.dll

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Options ... Configure Handled File Extensions

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Add DLL

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