I have a C++ project I am building in VS2008. This project also links against a library (DLL + Import lib) that was built using VS2005 and thus loads VS2005 debug CRT library (everything is a debug build).
When attempting to run this executable built in VS2008, I get an error on loading due to that VS2005 DLL not finding the Debug CRT libraries, even though I have VS2005 installed with SP1. I've checked Windows updates too, so I'm not really sure what more I can do.
How do I diagnose this problem? I've looked at the Event Viewer in Windows and noticed that it can't find the debug VC80 CRT library, but that's all I know. There's a version mismatch somewhere in here I guess, I just don't know how to fix it since I don't know much about this manifest/side-by-side stuff.
The OS I'm building on is Windows XP 32-bit. I have VS2008 SP1 and VS2005 SP1 installed (so all debug manifests/CRT dlls should be available)
I get an error on loading due to that VS2005 DLL not finding the Debug CRT librariesYou might want to take notice of the machine applying the 2x4 to your forehead. No me, just the machine - Hans Passant 2012-04-04 23:23
Learn to check or create or check appropriate assembly manifests.
On Windows XP, if an external manifest is present in the application's local folder, the operating system loader uses this manifest instead of a manifest embedded inside the binary. On Windows Server 2003 and later versions of Windows, the opposite is true—the external manifest is ignored and the embedded manifest is used when present.