Works great !!! But when I try to run the C# program from a new Windows 7 workstation ... I get an "Unhandled exception" error. It's acting like it can't see the ChilkatDotNet46.dll file which is definitely in the folder that is running the C# EXE I've created ... and runs well on my workstation. I do not think ... nor did I on my development workstation ... place the ChilkatDotNet46.dll anywhere other than the folder that was running the C# EXE.
This is because the VC++ 2015 runtime is not installed on the system. See http://cknotes.com/chilkat-net-assemblies-matching-visual-studio-versions-to-net-framework-versions-to-vc-runtime-versions/
Thanks ! Again ... love what you guys are doing !
How do you get around that ? That is very very prohibitive from a support perspective. I'm a developer and support these systems with completely unskilled operators ... and that is a level of support that I never contemplated ... my fault.
"Oh gee ... stop everything ... let's install some other software".
Can I embed some more components into my project before I compile ? Include a set of additional DLLs ? Can I make the runtime install/registration transparent to the user ? Or a different tool other than Chilkat ?
A good installer program should allow you to add a redist merge module. In fact, Chilkat does this with the ActiveX .msi installer which uses "Advanced Installer".
Other good installer programs should allow you to do the same, including some free ones such as Inno Setup. For example, Google "inno setup visual c++ redistributable"