Loads a specific DLL into the caller's process.
CoLoadLibrary is equivalent to LoadLibraryEx. CoLoadLibrary does not affect the lifetime of the library.
HINSTANCE CoLoadLibrary( LPOLESTR lpszLibName, BOOL bAutoFree );
The name of the library to be loaded.
This parameter is maintained for compatibility with 16-bit applications, but is ignored.
If the function succeeds, the return value is a handle to the loaded library; otherwise, it is NULL.
The CoGetClassObject function does not call CoLoadLibrary. CoLoadLibrary loads a DLL specified by the lpszLibName parameter into the process that called CoGetClassObject. Containers should not call CoLoadLibrary directly.
Internally, a reference count is kept on the loaded DLL by using CoLoadLibrary to increment the count and the CoFreeLibrary function to decrement it.
|Minimum supported client||Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]|
|Minimum supported server||Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]|