Storing libraries in a particular folder
I am making a Qt Gui C++ application using shared libraries for windows...
my question is when I am including dlls in my application, I want to store the dlls in a particular folder(bin folder) and the executable is out of that folder.
is this possible??
and if possible what changes I should make in the .pro file, so that when executing the executable it can find the respective dlls.
Thanks in advance,
I didn't do this before but I think you should be able to load libraries at runtime using "QLibrary":http://doc.qt.nokia.com/latest/qlibrary.html
Also try :
QStringList path = QCoreApplication::libraryPaths();
Where bin folder is where you put dlls (inside application install directory).
Why not put the exe in the bin dir along with the dll's? That way no changes are needed to environment.
but if possible i dont want to keep the dlls and exe together...
is there any proper way to do that...
In that case you need to tell the system where to find your dll's. That is you need to somehow alter the %PATH% environment variable. You could do this in a simple wrapper script that launches the real application or a compiled stub application. You may even be able to do it in a windows shortcut (I can't recall off the top of my head).