Subject Re: [IBO] IB Objects and fbclient.dll
Author Lester Caine
Nando Dessena wrote:

>>>Method 2) Install a copy of fbclient.dll, renamed as gds32.dll, in the same
>>>directory as the application's executable. It's a solution that can work,
>>>but test it well.
> L> That has a problem if another application has already opened gds32.dll
> L> from somewhere else? If it's already loaded windows does not look for
> L> it, and I THINK Robert is saying the customers may be using other
> L> Interbase applications - which is probably going to cause problems?
> Generally Windows does look for the library, and only after it has
> found it it compares the module's *full pathname* with anything that
> is loaded already to decide whether to reload it or remap an existing
> instance.
> So if another application has loaded gds32.dll from the system
> directory, you are still able to load your copy from your own
> directory (or from wherever you wish, by putting the full path in the
> aforementioned variable).

OK this is probably a case of which version of Windows you are running.
Certainly I have had problems in the past with libraries in general
where another older copy is loaded in from another directory. As Helen
says "Test it well" ;)

Lester Caine
L.S.Caine Electronic Services