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VC++ 2005 Static Library

Post by Disciple » Tue Sep 18, 2007 10:43 am

Anybody know how to create one? I have been struggling all morning trying to figure out how to create a static library. There is not static library project template and I can't find references to static library creation in the help. Project requirements dictate that I cannot use DLLs or .NET stuff.

Any help appreciated ...
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Re: VC++ 2005 Static Library

Post by Sedwick » Tue Sep 18, 2007 9:38 pm

Disciple wrote:Project requirements dictate that I cannot use DLLs or .NET stuff....
Can't help you, but just curious--why not?
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Post by Sirius » Wed Sep 19, 2007 11:05 pm

If the code you're talking about already exists and you want to convert it to a statically-linked library:
Right-click on the project in the solution explorer and click \"Properties\" (probably right down the bottom of the context menu)
Go to Configuration Properties -> General
First option under \"Project Defaults\" should be \"Configuration Type\". Change this from whatever it is to \"Static Library (.lib)\".

If you're creating a new one, use the Win32 Project option, follow the wizard, and when it asks you for a project type you should see \"Static Library\" listed. That side of things is pretty easy.

The biggest thing I can think of that could trip you up is if something I mentioned is missing from your version of VS2k5, but if you're using Express you shouldn't really be able to work on native-code projects without properly installing the extensions anyway.
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