[Shapelib] Writing shapefiles from VB

Mateusz Loskot mateusz at loskot.net
Thu Oct 26 12:23:07 PDT 2006

David.Gancarz at ci.orlando.fl.us wrote:
> 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!


OK, it's clear for me.

> 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.    

Your explanation is reasonable for me, sure.
If you don't mind, I'll point this message in archive to everyone
asking for .NET bindings. Thanks!

Mateusz Loskot

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