Installing apps: Best place for system files
Posted on 1999-01-08
I haven't done much Windows programming and want to know y'all's thoughts on where to install system files that support a VB application. In the past, I installed them in the application directory so I wouldn't overwrite existing versions in the system directory and perhaps become the source of error for other applications. However, at times this led to problems when a user would launch my app with the Windows system version of a dll already in memory that was not compatible with the one I needed. This, of course, also made it look like the app wasn't working right.
So...do y'all recommend that I install system files to the app directory or Windows\system?
Thanks for your thoughts in advance.