SetDllDirectory (kernel32)
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SetDllDirectory adds a directory to the search path used to locate DLLs for the application.

C# Signature:

[DllImport("kernel32.dll", CharSet = CharSet.Unicode, SetLastError = true)]
[return: MarshalAs(UnmanagedType.Bool)]
static extern bool SetDllDirectory(string lpPathName);

VB Signature:

Declare Function SetDllDirectory Lib "kernel32.dll" (TODO) As TODO

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Pretty straight-forward to use. Obviously, is usually going to be called before calling LoadLibraryEx().

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Sample Code:

    bool did_it_work;
     //set the dll path so it can find the dlls
     did_it_work = SetDllDirectory(@"C:\SomeWhere\");