Problem with DLL which depend on another DLLs

I created GUI in C# as gui.dll and create C++/CLI interop interop.dll for C++ project. That means (*.exe call --> interop.dll and interop.dll call --> gui.dll) I test it with C++ console application which is working wintout any problem, because in the end consoleApp.exe and all dlls are in same folder.

What I did:

  • interop is c++/cli code with reference to C# dll. I created class and export it for use it inside plugin.vst3. C# dll is dynamicaly linked
  • inside plugin.vst3 project I includeLibrary for interop project to use class and add interop.lib to Linker. interop.dll is dynamicaly linked

What I want: Now I want use those dlls (gui.dll and interop.dll) inside c++ project as another "dll" myPlugin.vst3 (audio plugin). For those who don't know, audio plugins are located on different location as program which use it. That means, if audio program load plugin, it is different scenario as my consoleApp.exe call dll on same location.

The Problem: When I run host program which load my vst3, unfortunately vst3 start search for my dlls from AudioHost.exe view not from vst3 view where is my vst3 file located.

For example, if myPlugin.vst3 is inside D:\VstiPlugins\MyTest\, interop.dll is on D:\VstiPlugins\interop.dll and gui.dll next to C:\ProgramFiles\Reaper\Reaper.exe, my plugin is loaded. All files myPlugin.vst3, interop.dll and gui.dll must be on same location D:\VstiPlugins\MyTest.


The questions:

Simple question is "How to load those dlls from vst3" as I describe it in "What I want" and "The Problem"?

What come to mind as firstly was load plugin with code (like LoadLibrary(...)) instead use *.lib. But all examples and solutions, are for dlls which export only C functions and not as my scenario where I use class. Can be dll loaded from code and use class?

Another idea was DLL redirection with manifest file, but there is no documentation for that scenario or I can't find it. And I am not sure if it will be working.