This option directs DUMPBIN to list which modules an executable imports from.


No arguments are anticipated. The option is /dependents only.


This option applies only to executables in PE format. The list of modules is extracted from the Import Table and the Delay Import Descriptor, which are located via the Optional Header’s Data Directory. As with other such data, each is part of the executable’s image and each is expected to lie wholly within some section of that image.

For each applicable input file, for each eligible section (as determined by the /range and /section options), if the /dependents option is active and either or both of the Import Table and the Delay Import Descriptor are contained in that section, then DUMPBIN adds a brief description of them to the dump of this section. The particular brevity is to list only the modules from which addresses are imported, rather than also describing what is imported.