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CrawlUp



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[solved]Why DLL not working without WINAPI?
I'm a newbie. I create a DLL library and if my function does not have a call WINAPI, the library does not want to load into my program.


This is a working DLL--

Code:
 format PE GUI 4.0 DLL
entry DllEntryPoint

include 'win32a.inc'
;__________________________________________________________
section '.code' code readable executable

proc DllEntryPoint hinstDLL,fdwReason,lpvReserved
        mov     eax,TRUE
        ret
endp

proc myFunction
     invoke MessageBox,0,str_dll,head_dll,MB_OK
ret
endp


;_________________________________________________________
section '.data' data readable writeable
str_dll       db  'DLL is working',0
head_dll      db  'My dll',0

;__________________________________________________________
section '.idata' import data readable writeable

  library    user,'USER32.DLL'
  import     userMessageBox,'MessageBoxA'
;_________________________________________________________
section '.edata' export data readable

  export 'new.DLL'myFunction,'myFunction'

;_________________________________________________________
section '.reloc' fixups data readable discardable
                                                            



This is not working code--

Code:
 format PE GUI 4.0 DLL
entry DllEntryPoint

include 'win32a.inc'
;__________________________________________________________
section '.code' code readable executable

proc DllEntryPoint hinstDLL,fdwReason,lpvReserved
        mov     eax,TRUE
        ret
endp

proc myFunction
     mov eaxedx
     ;Any code without WINAPI calls
     ;.....
ret
endp




;_________________________________________________________
section '.edata' export data readable

  export 'new.DLL'myFunction,'myFunction'

;_________________________________________________________
section '.reloc' fixups data readable discardable       



My program use DLL library-

Code:
format PE GUI 4.0
entry start

include 'win32a.inc'

section '.text' code readable executable

  start:

        invoke  myFunction
        invoke  ExitProcess,0


;______________________________________________________________________
section '.idata' import data readable writeable

  library kernel,'KERNEL32.DLL',\
          newdll,'new.DLL'

  import kernelExitProcess,'ExitProcess'

  import newdllmyFunction,'myFunction'
                                         


Translate: new.dll either not designed to run under Windows or contains an error......bla..bla...bla..


Description:
Filesize: 28.91 KB
Viewed: 700 Time(s)

ошибочный образ.png




Last edited by CrawlUp on 23 May 2017, 15:59; edited 2 times in total
Post 23 May 2017, 05:57
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Grom PE



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Posts: 113
Location: i@grompe.org.ru
The problem is actually the declared but empty relocation section.

If you forcre it to generate at least one relocation, by adding

Code:
dummymov eaxdummy


anywhere in code section, it will work.
Post 23 May 2017, 07:56
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revolution
When all else fails, read the source


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Posts: 15168
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If you don't want to pollute your code with dummy instructions you can populate the relocation data with this:

Code:
data        fixups
            dd 0,8
end         data

You can put that anywhere in your code, you don't need an extra section for it. And you will have to remove the 'fixups' flag from any existing section because you can't have two fixuos locations.
Post 23 May 2017, 09:32
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Tomasz Grysztar
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There is also a different way to avoid creation of an empty section when the relocation directory is empty - you can put the fixups inside a section that already contains some other data:

Code:
section '.rdata' data readable

  data export
    export 'new.DLL'myFunction,'myFunction'
  end data

  data fixups
  end data

This works well in modern Windows, but it had not been working in Windows 9x line. But I'd guess that's not a serious problem nowadays.
Post 23 May 2017, 10:57
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CrawlUp



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Quote:
data fixups
dd 0,8
end data



It works well


Code:
 
format PE GUI 4.0 DLL
entry DllEntryPoint

include 'win32a.inc'
;__________________________________________________________
section '.code' code readable executable



proc DllEntryPoint hinstDLL,fdwReason,lpvReserved
        mov     eax,TRUE
        ret
endp

proc myFunction

ret
endp



;_________________________________________________________
section '.edata' export data readable

  export 'new.DLL'myFunction,'myFunction'

;_________________________________________________________
section '.reloc' fixups data readable discardable

       dd 0,8    ;But it's completely unclear why this is needed
               


dd 0,8 ; But it's completely unclear why this is needed



Quote:
dummy: mov eax, dummy


This does not work in more than one place code
Post 23 May 2017, 10:58
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CrawlUp



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Thank you all for your help. I will read the link.
Post 23 May 2017, 11:11
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