However, as shown above, the Browser Pluginx64.dll is definitely put inside a “MyApp Libs” folder when using 2017R3. Is this a compiler bug or a documentation issue?[/quote]
Maybe the browser plugin is not considered a framework DLL?
Norman just closed both feedback reports as “not a bug”. I can understand closing 51021 if Xojo doesn’t want to deal with third party packers (although this behavior from Xojo Inc is decidedly customer-unfriendly - supporting third party tools is the sign of a healthy company).
However, closing 51020 makes no sense: Please re-open this.
It is clearly a bug, as the behavior is not functioning as per the documentation and is a regression as compared to established behavior.
The documentation claims that the MyApp Libs folder isnt used in x64 builds. And yet it is.
If this is just a documentation bug, then thats fine, but this means the next issues are therefore bugs:
In prior versions of Xojo with 32-bit Win32 builds, plugins could be put in one of three locations:
2A. In the MyApps Libs folder (the default location)
2B. In a folder named simply Libs (an alternate, but allowed location)
2C. Right next to the EXE (an alternate, but allowed location)
This is no longer working in x64 builds. The only allowed location seems to be 2A.
For 64-bit builds, the compiler places framework DLLs next to the executable and not into the “MyApplication Libs” (or just “Libs”) folder like it did for 32-bit builds.[/quote]
All other DLLs will be placed in “MyApplication Libs”, just “framework DLLs” will be next to the executable.
Update - I’m finding that the BoxedApp packer actually does work with the HTMLViewer / Browser Pluginx64.dll on Windows 7x64. But it’s not working on a preview release of Windows 10 x64. I’ll report back when I have more details.
@Michael Diehr - as said earlier in this thread, I knocked off with BoxedApp since all kind of issues kept me away from developing a business application , which is more important I guess.
Seeing you going the same direction.
[quote=369647:@Michael Diehr]The Packed app does not work on:
Windows 10x64 Windows Insider Preview build (1709 Build 17063.1000) running under VMWare Fusion 10.1.0
Windows 10x64 Windows Insider Preview build (1709 Build 17074.1000) running under VMWare Fusion 10.1.0[/quote]
You wouldnt happen to have filed bug reports with Microsoft would you? You are running betas of the OS.