Using Decorated Names

In most circumstances, you do not need to know the decorated name of a function. LINK and other tools can usually handle the name in its undecorated form.

However, certain situations require that you specify the name in its decorated form. You must specify the decorated name of C++ functions that are overloaded and special member functions, such as constructor and destructor functions, in order for LINK and other tools to be able to match the name. You must also use decorated names in assembly source files that reference a C or C++ function name.


If you change the function name, class, calling convention, return type, or any parameter, the decorated name is no longer valid. You must get the new version of the function name and use it everywhere the decorated name is specified.

See Also


Decorated Names

Format of a C++ Decorated Name

Format of a C Decorated Name