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Post From: Notice: Required Location of DLL files

[2013-06-04 23:31:01]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 102750

For more than 10 years now, we have consistently specified, that DLL files containing custom studies need to be located in the Sierra Chart Data Files Folder. You can determine and modify the location of this folder through Global Settings >>General Settings.

Some DLL developers have put DLLs into the main Sierra Chart program folder. This no longer will work because Sierra Chart will not try to load DLLs from that location any longer. There can be problems with having study DLLs in that folder and we no longer support it as of version 982.

If you are user and you get an error message like this:
Error loading custom studies DLL: C:\SierraChart\Data\TTM Trend.dll. Windows Windows error code 126: The specified module could not be found. | 2013-06-04 13:02:07

This indicates, that the DLL developer installed the DLL files into the wrong folder. Go to your C:\SierraChart folder and cut the custom study DLL files and paste them into C:\SierraChart\Data. There may be other files the DLLs could depend upon and those need to be moved over as well into the Data folder.

Some DLLs in the main Sierra Chart folder, are for Sierra Chart's own use. Do not move those. We will update this thread with a list of those files. This is one reason custom study DLLs must not be in the main Sierra Chart folder. It only confuses things.

We have consistently said, for probably 10 years now, to not put custom study DLL files into the main Sierra Chart folder. This is why it is important to follow our instructions.

Possibly a better location for DLLs, might be a subfolder off of the Data folder named something like /DLLStudies. Maybe that might be supported at some point in the future. However, in any case they must never be put into the main program folder and that is not a good practice. That folder is only for Sierra Chart's own files.
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Date Time Of Last Edit: 2013-07-31 08:43:55