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DLL Location problem


I have an application that requires some DLL's that exist in a different
directory (not a child directory of the application's directory).

This application loads the file using reflection. So even if I can load up a
DLL A by providing the path, if that A has a dependency B, and B is in the
same directory as A, then the assembly can't be loaded.

Because the DLL's are not in a child directory, I can't use app.config to
add additional directories to the probing path (what a horribly annoying

Making these DLL's signed and placed in the GAC is *not* an option in this

It is basically a development nightmare, that every time the other DLL's
change, to have to copy them over to the application's directory, since
other people may have changed them, etc.

Anyway, given these restrictions, is there anyway to automatically add
another non-child directory as a place to look for DLL's?
Aug 18 '05 #1
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