How to get help for third party dll? RRS feed

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  • User1417140358 posted

    I am using Interop.Photoshop.dll and Photoshop.TypeLibrary.dll in one of my projects. But When I looked at methods available in it, I found datatype of all parameters are object.

    Is there any way I can find what kind of data it requires, like documentation we have at msdn.

    Method Description.

    Parameter Type & Description

    Return Type & Description

    Tuesday, December 14, 2010 8:32 AM

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  • User1793961502 posted

    Most interop libraries use object, as it's generic and types aren't always comparable between languages / systems.

    I found this, however... not sure how useful it'll be to you?


    Alternatively, check the .dll properties in Windows Explorer and see if there is a manufacturer listed there - it might help you with your Googling :)

    Tuesday, December 14, 2010 9:38 AM
  • User1793961502 posted

    Also, if it's a .Net class library, you could use .Net Reflector to browse the source code and see what it does for yourself...

    Tuesday, December 14, 2010 9:40 AM
  • User1417140358 posted

    Any other solution?

    Tuesday, December 14, 2010 11:42 AM
  • User1793961502 posted

    There's nothing on Google for it, so it must be a non-commercial 3rd party? You would need to speak to them directly, or reverse engineer the dll somehow...

    Wednesday, December 15, 2010 3:39 AM
  • User1417140358 posted

    Actually after getting nothing on google I posted this question here.

    Wednesday, December 15, 2010 5:26 AM