Load Shared Library by specifying the file path and name..

Hi,

typically, you can load a library like so:

   System.loadLibrary ( "my_library" );

If I'm not mistaken, that will load a library called "my_library" (.dll, ...) from either the current directory (if it exists), or by searching the dir's in the system's PATH variable, until it's found...

However, if I wished to load it like so:

   System.loadLibrary( getClass().getResource( "my_library.dll" ).getFile() );

Would that work?

Thanks.

P.S. I can't test this myself at the mo..
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zzynxSr. Software engineerCommented:
>> Would that work?
No. System.loadLibrary() takes a String as argument
zzynxSr. Software engineerCommented:
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zzynxSr. Software engineerCommented:
>> System.loadLibrary( getClass().getResource( "my_library.dll" ).getFile() );

Second attempt... ;°)

I think that since

         getClass().getResource("my_library.dll").getFile()

returns a complete path + filename it won't work.

Maybe in that case you should better use

         System.load( getClass().getResource( "my_library.dll" ).getFile() );

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CEHJCommented:
>>Would that work?

No, it needs to be a file AFAIK and on java.library.path
CEHJCommented:
Correction, it should work if the path it returns happens to be on java.library.path
ksivananthCommented:
Check the JDIC implementation, they are doing this kind of loading( even the java.library.path doesn't have the path of the library ) if the application runs through the java webstart.

Best Regards,
Siva
CEHJCommented:
:-)
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