Include DLL without header
I have to write a small application in C++ with Qt. I am new on Qt. My app will communicate with a software. For the communication the software provider gave me some .dll files but without header.
(I think theses .dll were built with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 -> language C#, but I am not sure at all)
I have done the same application in C# (on VS2015) this summer, and I am happy to translate this app in C++, but I don't find how include properly the .dll files. So I can't call functions from them.
Please, can you help me with that?
For including a dll without a header you have to know the function names. For example you can use the DependecyWalker to get the function names. Then use the WinApi-Functions
GetProcAddressto get the pointers to the functions.
If this dll was written in C#, then it's very likely a .NET dll. In that case, you'll need to do something like this:
Or maybe write your own wrapper dll to expose the managed members in a non-managed way.
If it's not, @sneubert is right. A more cross-platform approach would be to use QLibrary:
Thanks for your quick answers.
I tried to look with DependencyWalker, but I have some difficulties to find classes and functions I need. There are thousands of functions in theses dll
I will try tomorrow the solution for a .NET dll,hopefully I will make more progress by this way.