File Type Dynamic Link Library IconDynamic Link Library
File Format Proprietary (Microsoft)
Usage Referenced by an application; not meant to be opened manually
Popularity ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Popular

Compiled set of procedures and/or drivers referenced by a software program; allows the application to access system functions and communicate with a printer or other peripheral devices.

Many DLL files are included with the Windows operating system, while others are often installed with Windows programs; modifying the contents of a DLL file may cause errors within the program that references the file; therefore, it is wise not to open or edit DLL files.

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Published 2007
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