Information about the .dll (dll) file type

Below is all the information we have available on file about the .dll (dll) file type.

.dll
Dynamic Linked Library file (Microsoft Windows DLL).

A .dll file is a binary file that can be loaded by more than one Windows application at a time, containing a collection of compiled functions that are available for applications to call and make use of.

The following links provide further information related to the .dll file extension:

  • http://www.dll-files.com - Site allowing download of missing DLLs, it can also be used to identify the role of a DLL.
  • http://www.dependencywalker.com - Dependency Walker, a free utility which will scan any 32-bit or 64-bit windows module (including .dll files) showing all of its dependencies (i.e. what other dlls etc it in turn requires).

Where this is available we would like to include file format information on .dll files, as well as information on how to view or open files of type .dll. If you know of any information which we have missed then please let us know.