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dynamic link library (DLL)

A dynamic link library

(DLL) is a dynamic reference archive with program codes whose functions are only loaded dynamically when a program is called. The components of the link archive are only loaded when the program

requires them. DLL modules provide basic functions such asdevice drivers, routines for memory, file and directory services

, functions for cursors, menus and windows, interface functions such as CAPI

.dll, which enables access to an ISDN card.DLLs are used

in the Windows and OS/2

operating systems and can be used simultaneously by several applications. In addition, DLLs also enable programming language programming. DLLs contain important functions that control the internal software and hardware interfaces in certain operating systems. The file extension for DLL files is *.dll.

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Updated at: 04.08.2017
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