Thread: DLLs from other languages

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    DLLs from other languages

    If one was to generate a DLL using another programming language (VBasic, MATLAB, etc) can that DLL be called from a C++ program, and if so, what is the proper syntax for doing so? Is it language-dependent? If it is, is there anywhere where the various calling conventions can be found?
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    I want to say yes. Name mangling is an issue many times. My only experience has been calling a DLL written in assembler from a c program and a dll written in c from a pascal program.

    As for doing this, you should use LoadLibrary() to open the dll GetProcAddress() to get the functions and FreeLibrary() to unload and clean up after the dll.

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