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Visual C++: Library Pragma

📅 2006-May-26 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 🏷️ libraries, pragma, visual c++ ⬩ 📚 Archive

I find myself having to indicate the libraries I want linked in every time I do this. I found a neat (non-portable) trick in Visual Studio to do this.

Use the #pragma comment(lib, "libfile") [1] preprocessor directive to hint your compiler/linker to include these library files for linking. For example:

// Link cg libraries
#pragma comment(lib, "cg.lib")
#pragma comment(lib, "cggl.lib")

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(via Adding MSDEV Libraries)