Geoff Chappell - Software Analyst
This option directs that DUMPBIN describe the linker members of library files.
It is a fatal error (LNK1147) if flags is not a number. The default for flags is 3.
This option applies only to libraries. The linker members of an archive are the first member and as many as two more. The first linker member lists the archive’s public symbols and gives for each the file offset to the object-file member that defines the symbol. The second linker member lists the file offsets for each of the archive’s object-file members, then lists the public symbols and gives for each the 1-based index of the object-file member that defines the symbol. The third linker member provides storage for long names of object-file members.
Set the 0x01 bit in flags to have the first linker member be dumped. Set the 0x02 bit in flags to have the second and third be dumped when present. Other flags bits are recorded without complaint but are not meaningful. The set bits accumulate from multiple /linkermember options.
For all three linker members, DUMPBIN describes the member header. This description is the same as produced for the headers of object-file members if the /archivemembers option is enabled. For the first and second linker members, DUMPBIN also reports what follows the header. Thus, it displays the public symbols, plus the offsets and indices (if applicable) of the object-file members that define those symbols. The public symbols are presented in whatever order they appear in the relevant linker member.