loading windows DLL in a linux app

Damjan Jovanovic damjan.jov at gmail.com
Tue May 22 10:23:38 CDT 2007

On 5/22/07, ml <ml at dasir.net> wrote:
> Hi!
> I have a third party library which is a Windows DLL. Is it possible to
> use Wine to call its functions under Linux?
> I tried a simple code
> #include <library.h>
> int main(int argc, char**argv)
> {
>   HMODULE dll;
>   dll = LoadLibrary("atouch32.dll");
>   return 0;
> }
> compiled successfully but runtime fails with "Segmentation fault".
> Perhaps I missed some initialization.
> I didn't found any examples of Wine API usage. Can anyone give me any clue?

You can't link a Linux applicaton to a Windows DLL. The project which
would allow you to do that is called the wine plugin API
(http://wiki.winehq.org/WinePluginApi), but it isn't written yet.

What you can do at the moment is write a winelib application, that is,
a Windows application compiled with winegcc which can use both Windows
and Linux APIs.

> Thank you!
> David


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