Unmanaged Exports (DllExport for .Net)

A set of compile-time libraries (nothing to deploy) and a build task that enable you to export functions from managed code to native applications.
     That means, you can create plugins in a managed language like C# or F# for native applications that only have a C-Api (like Notepad++).
     The nuget package is all you need. Just mark your methods with [DllExport] and build for x86, x64 or ia64.

     - You have to set your platform target to either x86, ia64 or x64. AnyCPU assemblies cannot export functions.
     - The export name defaults to the method name and the calling convention to stdcall. If that's all what you want, you can just use [DllExport] without parameters.
     - You cannot put your exports in generic types or export generic methods. (The CLR wouldn't know what type parameters to use)

There is a newer version of this package available.
See the version list below for details.
Install-Package UnmanagedExports -Version
dotnet add package UnmanagedExports --version
<PackageReference Include="UnmanagedExports" Version="" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add UnmanagedExports --version
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Release Notes

- The Metadata assemby is signed now. (So you can create signed assemblies with exports)
     - Placing [DllExport] on non-static methods will now yield an error.
     - Placing [DllExport] on methods in generic types (or types nested in generic types) will yield an error.
     - Errors regarding lib.exe will no longer break the build.
     - Added support for generic return types. Even the most esotheric corner cases (obfuscated types) should work.
     - Made the code that checks method names and class names much more resilient and faster.
     - Most messages are localizable now (and I translated them to German).


This package has no dependencies.

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Version History

Version Downloads Last updated
1.2.7 177,294 8/16/2015
1.2.6 35,224 11/7/2013 1,089 6/26/2013 4,922 3/11/2013
1.2.3-Beta 833 12/20/2012 1,909 10/29/2012 791 10/17/2012