[gdal-dev] Can I manually LoadLibrary(gdal16.dll) instead of putting GDAL's bin dir in the PATH?

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Tue Dec 23 09:46:18 EST 2008

Jason Roberts wrote:
> So, in essence, I am wondering: to have the GDAL and OGR classes work 
> properly, can I just load gdal16.dll explicitly before trying the Python 
> bindings, rather than adding the GDAL bin directory to the PATH?
>  From testing, it looks like it works, but I wanted to check with you to 
> be sure. I know this is kludgy but I am sadly accustomed to developing 
> such workarounds when dealing with ArcGIS...


I do not know of any reason the LoadLibrary() approach would not work, and
based on your experiments it seems to be.

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