vs 2010/arcgis 10 standalone app problem

Discussion created by drobbins47 on Sep 4, 2011
Latest reply on Sep 4, 2011 by rlwatson
i have a standalone app that i want to be able to use arcobjects if the user has an arcgis desktop or engine installed... but should be able to do everything else if they don't.  When i open the form that allows them to import elevation data from various different databases or arcgis it throws an exception if the arcgis dll's don't exist on the machine.  how can i detect or avoid this so everything else on the form works except the arcgis calls??