I am currently trying to create with Visual Studio a C# application working with SQLite. I installed SQLite for my program with NuGet and three references appeared in the Solution Explorer (System.Data.SQLite, System.Data.SQLite.EF6, System.Data.SQLite.Linq).
When I execute my app in VS, everything works fine. However, whenever I publish it (with ClickOnce) and try to run the app, it crashes with the following error : System.DllNotFoundException : Unable to load DLL 'SQLite.Interop.dll' : the specified module cannot be found (Exception from HRESULT : 0x8007007E)
After some research, I found this dll in the Debug folder and copied it in the folder where the ".exe" version of my program is created (after publishing and executing "setup.exe"). This way, the app runs well.
But I'm not really satisfied with this solution, since it seems really dirty. I don't want future users to have to do this manually when they install my app !
Therefore, my question is : What can I do to make sure that this dll is installed together with my program ?
Note : I tried the first answer of this post : unable to load dll sqlite interop dll WPF But I didn't seem to work for me.
See Using Native Library Pre-Loading at https://system.data.sqlite.org/index.html/doc/trunk/www/downloads.wiki
You likely need to include the x86 and x64 folders under the the other SQLite DLL.
Edit: I've added the relevant info below in case the above link ever dies/changes.
If the development and customer machines may have different processor architectures, more than one binary package may be required. For this situation, using the native library pre-loading feature is highly recommended. It is available as of version 18.104.22.168 and enabled by default. In order to take advantage of this feature, the separate managed and interop assemblies must be used with XCOPY deployment (i.e. this feature is not supported by the mixed-mode assembly, nor when the assembly is deployed to the global assembly cache), resulting in an application deployment that looks something like this:
The string "bin" above represents the directory where the application binaries are to be deployed on the target machine. With the native library pre-loading feature enabled and the application deployment shown above, the System.Data.SQLite managed-only assembly will attempt to automatically detect the processor architecture of the current process and pre-load the appropriate native library.
I also encountered the similar issue in my environment of Visual Studio 2017 and NET Framework 4.5, the circumstance is:
I am developing an Outlook Add Ins using ClickOnce to publish it and SQLite as the database. After having installed the SQLite library into the project from NuGet, it works perfectly in the local environment but pops up the exception error message "Unable to load DLL 'SQLite.Interop.dll'" on the client machine.
(Notice: The selected DLL version should be as same as the NET Framework version in your environment.)
By default the dll sqlite.interop.dll does not come with NuGet installation of SQLite. To solve this you need to add both the dlls, x86 and x64. At the SQLite website download the pack containing necessary dlls. Install them in client or copy these dlls to your Project before distributing.
If it is an installable file. i.e, if u are creating setup file, then you have to add the dll manually to the primary output file.
Go to properties of the setup project and in configuration settings, select pre-requisites SQLLite, select(Checkbox) install it from the project location.
See if this solves your issue.
"Note : I tried the first answer of this post : unable to load dll sqlite interop dll WPF But I didn't seem to work for me."
I tried that, too, and finally got it working. However, important is:
Hope that helps to beat that annoying bug.
The System.Data.SQLite nuget package includes a Build folder with a targets file that will copy these interop dlls. To solve this, we had to tell the project we were packaging into our own nuget, to NOT exclude this build target/folder.
Our project (the one we package and then use elsewhere) needed to have PrivateAssets="None" or PrivateAssets="Analyzers" if you want to make sure not to include Analyzers.
<Project Sdk="Microsoft.NET.Sdk"> <PropertyGroup> <TargetFramework>netstandard2.0</TargetFramework> <GeneratePackageOnBuild>True</GeneratePackageOnBuild> <RootNamespace>MyNamespace</RootNamespace> </PropertyGroup> <ItemGroup> <PackageReference Include="ServiceStack.OrmLite.Sqlite.Core" Version="5.6.0" /> <PackageReference Include="System.Data.SQLite.Core" Version="1.0.111" PrivateAssets="Analyzers" /> </ItemGroup> </Project>
SQlite.Interop is not referenceable, you have to:
In your VS project Add Existing File: Sqlite.Interop.dll actual location is .\bin\Debug\x86 or \bin\Debug\x64
Select properties and set Compilation Action in "Content" and copy to the output directory = "Always Copy"
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