Tools of the Trade: Part IV – Developing WinDbg Extension DLLs

A WinDbg extension DLL is set of exported callback functions for implementing user defined commands to extract specific customized  information from the memory dump(s).  Extension DLLs are loaded by debugger engine and can provide extra functionality of automation tasks while performing user-mode or kenrel-mode debugging.  An extension DLL may export any number of functions that…


How to connect to file-based data sources (Microsoft Access , Microsoft Excel and Text files ) from a 64 bit application

  The Issue: A 64-bit process can load only 64-bit components in it’s process boundary. Same is true for a 32-bit process also. So, if your application is 64 bit, you will need a 64-bit provider or driver to connect to  Microsoft Access (mdb, accdb) or Microsoft Excel 2010 (xls, xlsx, and xlsb) or  text…