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loadlibrary (kernel32)
 
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Summary
The LoadLibrary API maps the specified DLL file into the address space of the calling process.

C# Signature:

[DllImport("kernel32", SetLastError=true, CharSet = CharSet.Auto)]
static extern IntPtr LoadLibrary(string lpFileName);

VB.NET Signature:

<DllImport("kernel32.dll", SetLastError:=True), CharSet:=CharSet.Auto> _
Public Shared Function LoadLibrary(ByVal lpFileName As String) As IntPtr
End Function

VB Signature:

Private Declare Function LoadLibrary Lib "kernel32" Alias "LoadLibraryA" (ByVal lpFileName As String) As IntPtr

User-Defined Types:

None.

Notes:

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Sample Code:

private void LoadDll() {
   hExe = LoadLibrary(mFileName);
   if (hExe == IntPtr.Zero) {
     throw new System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception("Cannot load " + mFileName);
   }
   // etc..
}

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LoadLibrary on MSDN

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