On Sun, 2003-07-06 at 09:39, Greg Ford wrote:
> > Is there a Win32 DLL for Swish-E? If not, could you please make one?
> > I think it is a very good feature and personally, I don't like
> > shelling to the executable. DLL should be far faster, more reliable
> > and more professional.
Windows' shell isn't very good, for sure. The DLL isn't any faster,
though. swish-e.exe statically links to the search library. The DLL
isn't distributed but can be built from source using MSVC 6 or 7 or
GCC-MinGW compilers. (Daily Windows builds are generated with GCC 3.2.)
> There is a DLL, (you may need to download the Win32 sources and compile it?)
> There may even be a pre-compiled DLL somewhere...
I tried writing a simple VB program against swish-e.dll and found it
terribly painful. The DLL would be great for C/C++ but VB was very
> Perhaps you can use SwishCtl instead of a DLL?
Definitely the way to go for writing VB code for SWISH-E.
As a note, I intend to include SwishCtl with the SWISH-E 2.4.0 Windows
installer. As an example it will provide searchable SWISH-E
I will bundle up a test package with 2.4.0rc1 soon to see where the
installation process might need improvements.
ICQ - 412039
Received on Mon Jul 7 01:02:54 2003