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hey all i have a set of .h and their accompanying .cpp files that i wish to make into a .lib. how would i go about doing this? while we are at it a .dll too.. thanks!!

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yeah i am using MSVC 6.

i guess i was wondering if you choose New->projects->win32 dynamic link library , will this also create the .lib file too?

***it looks like i was rated down for asking this question..wow what a rating system we have,,

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Same things happenned to me in the past, but hey they're only numbers.

Anyhow. MSVC shoud create all the files you'll need to use and build your .DLL, including a .lib. You'll have to do some giggery pokery with the classes/functions you want to have available in the .dll.

Not too sure about MSVC but with DEV-C++ I had to have the following:

#if BUILDING_DLL
# define DLLIMPORT __declspec (dllexport)
#else /* Not BUILDING_DLL */
# define DLLIMPORT __declspec (dllimport)
#endif /* Not BUILDING_DLL */

class DLLIMPORT yourClass
{
};

on all the classes I wanted available in the DLL. I passed the BUILDING_DLL as a parameter in the makefile -DBUILDING_DLL=1.

You'll have to do somethign similar I suspect.

Good luck..:)

Rated you up...don't know if it'll help your cause much though..:)

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