extern variable question

Robert Reif reif at earthlink.net
Wed Sep 15 20:19:52 CDT 2004

Francois Gouget wrote:

>On Tue, 14 Sep 2004, Robert Reif wrote:
>>OK.  Here is the beginnings of a joystick test.  I want to use
>>c_dfDIJoystick2 which is defined as extern in dinput.h and exists in
>>dinput.dll.so but is not exported.  It's also not exported in windows
>>dinput.dll but it is in dinput.lib.
>Are you really sure it is not exported by dinput.dll? The usual tools
>list all the exported *functions* but I'm not sure they list exported
>variables. You seem to think that dinput.lib is a static library which
>is very doubtful.
c_dfDIJoystick2 is a const data structure defined by microsoft and is 
used in
dinput code to initialize the joystick data format.


I did a strings on dinput.dll and dinput.lib.  It's not in in the dll 
but it is in the lib.
What is dinput.lib?  It is not a dll and winedump doesn't recognize it 
but running
nm on it reports that it contains dinput.dll stuff.

Download the DirectX SDK from Microsoft and look at the files in the lib 

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