This tip is for seriously lazy people who don't take themselves too seriously and want to get over the creation of their first DLL quickly. This is an advanced beginner tutorial, not necessarily recommended for beginners.
You need to have the Microsoft Incremental Linker (link.exe). It comes with Microsoft Visual C++ and older MASM32 distributions. If you have Visual C++ installed then the linker is located somewhere around "c:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio X.0\VC\bin\".
Creating your DLL
Run the following command:
LINK /OUT:HelloWorld.dll /DLL /NOENTRY /NODEFAULTLIB
And voila! Congratulations!!! You have created your first DLL! You can load it with
, and unload it with
FreeLibrary(), but demonstrating that is out of the scope of this beginner tutorial.