Using the Dll Import Custom Attribute

You can call unmanaged Win32 APIs (and other unmanaged code) by prefixing the function declaration with the DllImport custom attribute. This attribute resides in the System. Runtime.InteropServices namespace, as shown below:

Program HellowWorld2;

// Don't forget to include the InteropServices unit when using the DllImport attribute.

uses System.Runtime.InteropServices;


function MessageBeep(uType : LongWord) : Boolean; external; begin



Note the external keyword is still required, to replace the block in the function declaration. All other attributes, such as the calling convention, can be passed through the DllImport custom attribute.

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