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I like so many other developers, develop useful tools which could be contained within these windows DLL files. But the question is; how can we(as developers) add our own new software API's up under our MS Visual Studio environment(s), so we can again come up with new software applications? It's like our new software tools are now new API's?. How's this done? I'm not a state of the art programmer like I see so many others are, I usually learn and experiment by the seat of my pants, and it usually works. I'm asking for a little patience and understanding in answering this question on hows to do it. I really could use some help. Again, thanks...

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As to what I've tried, I don't even know where to start.
Updated 15-Dec-21 20:07pm
Shao Voon Wong 16-Dec-21 2:38am
You can write a Visual Studio Extension to extend its functionality if that's what you meant by using your APIs.
Member 15078716 11-Jul-22 2:43am
@Shao Voon Wong, Nice. I had not seen this before. I looks useful. +5 to you if I could figure out how to give it.
Rick York 16-Dec-21 11:04am
The general term used for this is "plug-ins." Applications define an interface for DLLs and their functions to adhere to and the app can dynamically load plug-ins and use their interface.

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