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How to create DLL? (Shareable Image)

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The Question is:

How do we create a lib that acts in the same way as a DLL on NT so that the
do not have to be recompiled, but only the lib
How do we create the lib, how do use the lib within an application.
A referance to simple example will be greatly
Are there any special command line parameters for the compiler.

The Answer is :

  What you are after is called a "shareable image".  Please see the
  following resources:
  The shareable image cookbook, located at:
  Chapter 4 of the OpenVMS linker manual, located at:
  The Creating OpenVMS Modular Procedures manual, located at:
  Question PROG11 in the OpenVMS FAQ, located at:

answer written or last revised on ( 13-MAR-2000 )

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