[C++-sig] Can boost_python dll be delay loaded?

Niall Douglas s_sourceforge at nedprod.com
Thu Jul 29 12:52:52 CEST 2010

Wouldn't using an embedded manifest to specify a non-default DLL 
location be much easier?


On 29 Jul 2010 at 11:26, David Aldrich wrote:

> Hi
> I am working on a Windows application that uses boost_python, linked with shared libraries.
> I need to store the boost_python dll in a folder other than one in the usual search path (exe folder, System32, search path).  I propose to do this by 'delay loading' the boost_python dll and calling SetDllDirectory() from the application.
> So far I haven't got this to work. I have read that some DLLs can't be loaded in this way. Does anyone have experience of delay loading boost_python?
> Best regards
> David
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