building a windows API database
compsol at ptd.net
Mon Jan 27 19:03:23 CST 2003
I am interested in taking on the "build a database of windows APIs and
dependencies" task. I have started work on scripts to scan a windows
system and list import/export information. So far I can gather a list
of dlls and run dumpbin on them, then parse imports (mostly, I think).
I've started with simply printing the parsed output in three columns.
The first is the DLL being scanned, the second is the DLL being
imported, and the third is API imported. I am unsure of one thing.
There is a 1 - 3 character hexadecimal number preceding almost every
API. What is it, and should it be included in the output? Here is an
example of what I am referring to: The hexadecimal number, in the third
c:\windows\system32/atiiiexx.dll KERNEL32.dll 1AD
c:\windows\system32/atiiiexx.dll KERNEL32.dll 1B0
c:\windows\system32/atiiiexx.dll KERNEL32.dll 126 GetModuleHandleA
c:\windows\system32/atiiiexx.dll USER32.dll 2AC wsprintfA
c:\windows\system32/atiiiexx.dll USER32.dll 1DE PostMessageA
c:\windows\system32/atiiiexx.dll USER32.dll 15E GetWindowTextA
Also I could use some direction on what the goals of this task are. Do
we want text output? That makes a very large text file when listing all
imported/exported APIs. Do we actually want a database for this?
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