Programming Tools

If you want to peek inside other windows, examine what's behind some of your common tools, or clean up after your experimentations with a .dll, you'll be glad to have these. These tools and others are helpful when you want to taking advantage of the functions found in various .dlls, and in the Windows API, or Application Programming Interface.

 

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Unload DLLs: bails you out when you push the limits. Select a DLL, show information about it, and unload it from the system.

Freeware

 

 

Like Wps.exe, this little app will display the .dll files in memory; point-and-click to unload one and clean up after a bad call.

 

Author:

Microsoft

 

URL:

http://support.microsoft.com/servicedesks/msdn/

 

Download:

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q96/3/12.asp

 

 

 

 

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Error Buddy: tells you why, not just some error number. This small app decodes the error codes reported by Win32 & other .dlls and provides a tidy summary.

Freeware

 

 

Error Buddy makes sense of those error codes you keep getting back from API calls. Enter the error code in either hex or decimal format and press return to get a textual description of the error, often along with the C macro definition for that error.

Error Buddy currently supports the following API's: Win32, MAPI, TAPI, Notes, LDAP, DirectSound, DirectSetup, DirectPlay, DirectInput, DirectDraw, and Winsock.

 

Author:

Pete Rowley: Pete.Rowley@bigfoot.com

 

URL:

Error Buddy currently doesn't really have a website, but you might find something at: http://people.netscape.com/rowley/ebud.html

 

 

Error Buddy 2.1 327 Kb

 

 

 

 

 

  

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