Accessing the current module’s HINSTANCE from a static library
If you’re writing a static library, you may have need to access
HINSTANCE of the module that you have been
You could require that the module that links you in pass the
HINSTANCE to a special initialization function,
but odds are that people will forget to do this.
If you are using a Microsoft linker, you can take advantage of
a pseudovariable which the linker provides.
EXTERN_C IMAGE_DOS_HEADER __ImageBase;
#define HINST_THISCOMPONENT ((HINSTANCE)&__ImageBase)
represents the DOS header of the module, which happens to
be what a Win32 module begins with.
In other words, it’s the base address of the module.
And the module base address is the same as its
So there’s your
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