Difference between DLL and EXE ? RRS feed

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  • What is the difference between DLL and EXE file ?


    Thursday, May 10, 2012 11:01 AM


  • DLL stands for Dynamic Link Library and exe means executable. An exe file on a pc can run by itself but dll file cannot be run by itself. A dll file is always "used" by an exe.

    In programmer's term an exe has a "Main" function which acts as the entry point to the program and a dll lacks the Main function.


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    • Edited by Kalnemi Monday, May 14, 2012 10:41 AM
    • Proposed as answer by Kalnemi Monday, May 14, 2012 10:41 AM
    • Marked as answer by RupeshSahu Wednesday, May 16, 2012 9:45 AM
    Monday, May 14, 2012 10:40 AM