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hi,
what is the difference between dll and exe
I need it point wise and easier to understanding
Posted 14-Sep-11 21:05pm
Edited 14-Sep-11 21:10pm
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RaviRanjankr at 15-Sep-11 3:09am
   
please avoid using Short form of words. always try to write complete word in your question. :)
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Solution 1

Google[^] it.
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Solution 2

A exe file contails entry point of program but A dll not.
exe's are self executed, Dll cannot be executed on their own.
for more details search on google there is lot of results.
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Solution 3

Both exe and dll's are assemblies where an exe is an executible program and A dll (Dynamic Link Library) is a file that can be loaded and executed by programs dynamically.
have a look there[^] to get plenty of article.
Some useful link
Link1-[Difference between DLL and Exe][^]
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Link3-[.NET Framework Assemblies][^]
Link4-[Overview of Assemblies][^]
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thiyagarajan.rk at 15-Sep-11 3:25am
   
Nice....
RaviRanjankr at 15-Sep-11 3:52am
   
Thanks :)
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Solution 8

Exe are execuates where as dll are Dynamic link library. Meaning when you develop a console app or windows forms app, an exe is generated. You can double click and use that exe.

When you develop a web forms applications instead of exe, dlls are generated .

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