How to run or open a DLL as a Windows application

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Computers have become study and work tools indispensable for today's society. All its features and functions are aimed at the automation of tasks, allowing a much more effective margin of response in certain situations, including running a DLL file in Windows.

However, computers as such are only a part (albeit essential) of everything that surrounds the digital world. There are many accessories, from devices and accessories to the different programs that live on your computer.


Installing a software

Depending on the activities, jobs or projects you plan to carry out on your computer, it will be extremely important to have a software or a program that can facilitate your tasks.


Word processors, spreadsheets, programs for preparing presentations, letters, brochures, advertisements, brochures, photo editing or audiovisual content.

When searching online, you will find a large variety of programs with different features, functions and tools, some more complete than others and that will be essential for you.

The effects of software installation

How do these types of programs work? It is important to understand how these software get involved of your computer system   before, during and after the installation process.

When installing a program, it can leave different types of files and create any number of folders on your computer hard drive. This process can take a little or a long time, depending on how many items you have.

File DLL

One of the fundamental elements that the programs that populate your computer have is the Dynamic Link Library, also known as a DLL or dynamic link library file.


What is it about? Simple, a component that takes care of giving functions to the programs installed on your computer, and it is common to view them on computers with Windows operating system.


Are they an effect or a direct consequence of installing a program? Not necessarily. Even without being embedded in the software, the Windows operating system itself assigns these file types to the program so that it has some functionality.

How to open a DLL file?

Regardless of the program you have installed or are using, running these types of files is not required for the program to incorporate the functionality provided by this element.

In fact, these types of files run in the background and go completely unnoticed, without compromising the functioning of your computer. So you don't have to worry too much about slowing down your computer.

What is its content?

However, people's curiosity, many times, knows no physical boundaries, much less digital. To try to understand how these types of files work, you need to find a way to view their content ... there is?

The answer you've been waiting for is here: yes, its content is visible. Also, doing it is really simple, even if there is a possibility that you may not understand it.

  • Go to the location of the DLL file.
  • Select it and right click on it.
  • Go to the "Open with ..." option and select the notes blog.

Then, the DLL file can be executed in the Windows application and you will be able to contemplate a large set of commands. Which I am responsible for structuring the dynamics and essence of the archive. This is what allows you to assign or grant functions.



Run as an application

To run this type of file as an application, installation of other software is required. In most cases, the use of Resource tuner, an amazing program that allows you to view, browse and edit these types of files, thanks to its important and interesting tools. Once installed, open the program and drag the file into it.


Dive into the depths of a DLL file

The content and information of such a file can be extremely interesting to anyone looking to understand its structure and how these elements can provide functionality to programs. And you? What do you expect to run a DLL file in Windows?

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