DLL error when running
Hi, I'm new. I did a bit of research into this problem and found out I would have to add a few DLLs into the directory with my executable. I don't know how to do this, and need someone to tell me exactly where the DLLs are so I can copy them. Also is there anyway to solve this problem altogether? I read in another thread that if I bought the professional version this wouldn't happen. I would like to do that, but don't like the idea of paying for a yearly subscription. You know?
Anyway, If you can help let me know!
Have a look at this fine wiki "entry":http://qt-project.org/wiki/Deploy_an_Application_on_Windows about deployment on Windows.
There must be a better way to do it. Is it possible to down load something that can handle this sort of thing for me? Basically that is just trial and error until I find the needed DLLs. Plus it doesn't even link them to the final .exe. I don't want to complain, but good grief. If I buy the software will this problem stop?
(edit) I just found this from your link & it sounds like a plan:
Launch MyApp.exe. While it is running, try to delete all DLLs. The DLLs that aren’t used will go to the recycle bin, leaving behind only the DLLs that you need.
[quote author="CoreyWhite" date="1419373399"]There must be a better way to do it. Is it possible to down load something that can handle this sort of thing for me?[/quote]There's also the "windeployqt":http://doc.qt.io/qt-5/windows-deployment.html#the-windows-deployment-tool tool which tries to automate the process for you. It's not perfect though, and might load some DLLs that you don't need.
IIRC there's windeployqt can help you with that part of the deployment.
I know it's not the most easy task but it's nothing Qt specific. As soon as you have external dependencies you have to go through the same process for any library/framework/toolkit.
You can use something like Dependency Walker to see which dlls your application is linked against.
OK, & thank you. I am content to just include DLLs. There are just so many of them to include!