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What is commctrl.dll?


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Windows Process Description:

The file commctrl.dll is also known as a Common Control Library which provides access to applications for some advanced controls given by the operating system, including progress bars, toolbars, and status bars. This Dynamic Link Library is categorized under the User Interface group of Application Program Interface (API).

Microsoft Corporation is the developer and publisher of the file commctrl.dll. It was first released fewer than one of the earliest operating system of Microsoft Windows. The commctrl.dll module initially ran on a full 16-bit Windows Operating System version. This application extension comes as a Windows Custom Control Library. The file commctrl.dll has begun to be widely used as early as the birth of Microsoft Windows 95 under version 4.03.1212.

Since Microsoft is continuously developing its operating systems, the file commctrl.dll has been enhanced to stay within the necessary version requirement of Microsoft's programs and systems. The current version of the file commctrl.dll, which is version, can easily run under the Windows Vista operating system. This updated version of the commctrl.dll file can also be installed to non-English operating systems, like the Swedish, Turkish and Greek systems. The file commctrl.dll is considered safe for usage, and does not possess any attribute of an adware or any similar destructive components.

The file can be found at the common path C:/ Windows/ system32/ commctrl.dll. With a file size of 155Kb, the module commctrl.dll has a low level consumption of the physical memory of the computer. Running on the MD5 File HashType, the file commctrl.dll has the ability to share codes between several functioning programs. The module contains a code that connects itself to all programs that need it. The code is stored in a Dynamic Link Library file and is linked to the operating programs that use it.

Aside from Windows, the well-known firm Xerox Company also started using the commctrl.dll module in their operations under Windows 2000 Pro system.

Author: Microsoft Corporation

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Part Of: Windows Operating System

Memory Usage: Low

Associated Applications: Various Custom Control Libraries

Background DLL: Yes

Uses Network: No

Hardware Related: No

Common Path: C:\ Windows\ system32\ commctrl.dll

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