PE File Format Viewer (dumpbin.exe)

dumpbin is not a new utility. However, since .NET Framework stores the IL inside the extended PE format, this old utility is still very useful for examining the structure of executable or DLLs, as well as listing import and export entries of the binaries. The general syntax for this utility is:

Dumpbin [options] PEFilename

The following table shows some of the common dumpbin usages:




Displays all information from the PE file.


Displays all exports from the PE file.


Displays the header information from the PE file.


Displays all imports for the PE file.

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