Last Updated November 8, 2003

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dumpbinGUI is a GUI version of Microsoft's dumpbin command-line tool. Like its command-line cousin, dumpbinGUI invokes link.exe with the /DUMP option, and various other options specified at runtime.

dumpbinCMH is a shell context menu handler that invokes dumpbinGUI for associated file types.

Both modules require Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 or later.


You can start dumpbinGUI from the command line, or from the Start menu, or from dumpbinCMH. If you start dumpbinGUI from the command line, you can specify additional arguments documented for dumpbin.

Once dumpbinGUI is started, you can load binary files by selecting them in the File | Open dialog, or by dragging them from the Shell (Windows Explorer, the Desktop, etc.). All of dumpbin's flags can be selected from dumpbinGUI's View menu.

Like dumpbin, dumpbinGUI must find MSVC's link.exe tool at runtime. If you see a linkage error, you might have to add the tool's directory to your PATH.

Please note, as documented in Q145937 , the command line version of dumpbin fails on long filenames with spaces. This problem has been fixed in dumpbinGUI.

The following MSDN pages have helpful information about dumpbin.


The context menu handler is initially registered for .exe, .dll, .ocx, .lib, and .obj files. Simply right-click one of these files from the Shell, and select dumpbinGUI from the context menu.

You can select Associate from the context menu to change the file types associated with dumpbinCMH.


  1. Download and double-click setup.exe.

  2. Restart Windows when the setup is complete.


source.zip contains two Microsoft Visual C++ .NET 2002 projects. They depend on ATL 7.0 and WTL 7.0.


setup.exe (147k)

source.zip (79k)


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Tim Tabor