1.0 idea - ntdll - add a messagebox for missing dlls

Austin English austinenglish at gmail.com
Thu Apr 24 05:01:30 CDT 2008

On Thu, Apr 24, 2008 at 4:50 AM, Dan Kegel <dank at kegel.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Apr 24, 2008 at 2:36 AM, Alexandre Julliard <julliard at winehq.org>
> wrote:
> >  You certainly don't want to call through explorer for that, showing a
> >  message box directly is fine.
> Well, that's easier :-)
> > You have to be careful to only do it when
> >  loading the main exe, not for any random dll load
> Yeah, I guess some apps tolerate missing DLLs by loading them manually.
> We'll miss a few problems (e.g. apps that delay-load but can't handle
> the missing dll) but that's ok.
> > also you have to properly handle the case of a missing X display
> right, and just not call MessageBox.
> Hmm, ideally we would send them to a web page that gave
> information tailored to the dll in question, but a MessageBox is
> good enough for 1.0.
> A link to a wiki page (http://wiki.winehq/MissingDLL ?) with list of
common dlls/where they come from/what they do/how to use winetricks/etc.)
would be a bit easier/quicker to implement.
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