[Libreoffice] ChDir and user written dll
pjpuchyr at gmail.com
Tue Apr 26 12:46:14 PDT 2011
Running calc, I need to load a dll which is not in the search path, and my
that the Basic ChDir statement does nothing on Windows 7, so the dll can
never be found.
Is there a solution to this problem?
To elaborate, I've written an app which runs as a dll loaded by a
spreadsheet. My clients
are engineers who do not have administrator privileges on their machines, so
the dll is
typically not put in the standard search path for dlls. One of the
spreadsheet inputs is the
path to the dll, which is picked up by the Basic code. On systems where
I simply ChDir to the specified directory and the dll loads.
In OpenOffice/LibreOffice, ChDir does nothing (doesn't work and doesn't
issue an error),
so my alternatives are
1) hard code the full path into the Basic Declare statement, which is
I have no control over where the dll is put
2) force the dll to be put in the standard path, which is also unacceptable
clients typically don't have administrator privileges.
Apparently the ChDir bug is unlikely to be fixed, as per the discussion in
so has anyone found a workaround?
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