How can I set a conditional breakpoint based on the argument of a function?

I am trying to break on the windows function LoadLibraryExW: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/desktop/api/libloaderapi/nf-libloaderapi-loadlibraryexw

I want to break on this function only when the first argument (lpLibFileName) is equal to L"Test.dll". When I break on the function I can see that L"Test.dll" is esp+4.

I've tried a few different variations without success. They either break on every LoadLibraryExW calls or none. Variations like:

Break Condiditon: [esp+4]==L"Test.dll"
Break Condition: esp+4==L"Test.dll"

What is the proper way of setting a conditional breakpoint based on function arguments? Or register offsets?

  • In this specific case you can just set a DLL breakpoint for “Test.dll”
    – mrexodia
    Commented Jan 18, 2019 at 15:15
  • Thanks for that. Will keep this open as I'm still interested in the answer Commented Jan 18, 2019 at 21:14

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As commented by @mrexodia you can set a DLL breakpoint

Typ Address  Module/La State   Disassembly H Summa
    76850000 gdi32.dll Enabled  0 all()

Go to breakpoint window (alt+b) -> Right Click Add Dll BreakPoint

Type test.dll

This will break when test.dll is loaded

String compare as such isn't yet implemented. A bug report exists from 2017 and a workaround exists which states using a third party plugin
which you can check out.

Or simply split the string into bytes and compare the bytes like

Type     Address  Module/Label/Exception     State   Disassembly H Summary                                                                                         
         76ACE8A5 <kernel32.dll.CreateFileW> Enabled mov edi,edi 5 breakif((1:[[esp+4]+0xc] == 66) &&  (1:[[esp+4]+0xe] == 69)), log("brk hit   { 1:[[esp+4]+c] }")

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x64dbg has broken when file testmefive.txt was opened for source code below with above byte compare method

#include <stdio.h>

int main(void)
    char *filenames[] = {
    for (int i = 0; i < 5; i++)
        FILE *fp = NULL;
        errno_t err = fopen_s(&fp, filenames[i], "r");
        if (err == 0 && fp != 0)
            char buff[0x50] = {0};
            fread_s(buff, 0x50, 1, 0x50, fp);
            printf("%s\n", buff);

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