[Shapelib] Writing shapefiles from VB

David.Gancarz at ci.orlando.fl.us David.Gancarz at ci.orlando.fl.us
Thu Oct 26 12:12:05 PDT 2006

Umm, I'm not exactly sure how to go about doing that.  I have submitted it 
in the past -- several years ago, in fact.  But ... in order to 
successfuly build the shapelib binary under MS VC 7.1 I had to make some 
modifications to the original c source.  Therein lies the problem.  It 
would not be a good thing to have to maintain variants of the c source on 
maptools.org.  I don't imagine Mr. Warmerdam is too keen on maintaining 
variants -- I know I wouldn't!

Once, I did respond to a request like this by attaching a zip of the 
project files to a shapelib post.  I got my hand slapped for that 
(rightfully so, in retrospect, as it is a large file).  So my solution is 
to send these project files to individuals that request them.  It's not an 
ideal solution because 1) I'm stuck doing the sending; 2) I'm the only 
source; and 3) it introduces shapelib variants into the wild. 

So there you have it. 


Mateusz Loskot <mateusz at loskot.net> 
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10/26/2006 12:47 PM
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Re: [Shapelib] Writing shapefiles from VB

David.Gancarz at ci.orlando.fl.us wrote:
> The version of the .net wrapper on maptools.org is old and has some
> bugs, which have been corrected.  If you send me a pm, I will send the
> newer source code to you.


Would it be possible to put your updated .NET bindings on
the Shapelib website?

Mateusz Loskot
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