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[Question] Third Party Plugins

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EmptyFridge
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[Question] Third Party Plugins

Post by EmptyFridge »

Hello,

I'm not a highly experienced programmer, so this might be something more obvious to some than it is to me. I have a device that came with .dll file(s) for using towards your own software. I was curious if this could be implemented into Rainmeter plugins. I've seen that rainmeter can access plugins using windows system32 .dll functions but am not sure if a third party .dll would be capable of working the same way.

Is there a forum, webpage, or some other resource someone knows about for me to get more information on using a third party .dll as a plugin inside rainmeter?

Thanks in advance!
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dgrace
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Re: [Question] Third Party Plugins

Post by dgrace »

Most likely the answer is yes, but you'll need to include the header (.h) and link to the .lib, and then include the 3rd party .dll in the package when you distribute the skin. If the device includes an SDK with some sample code that's a good place to start.

If all you've got is a .dll, you wouldn't know what functions to find/call inside of it.

dave