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Using Functions/Structs in a .lib?

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#pragma comment(lib, "comctl32.lib")


how do i use specific function inside of this .lib once i've used this preprocessor to include it in my program?

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#pragma comment(lib, "comctl32.lib")


how do i use specific function inside of this .lib once i've used this preprocessor to include it in my program?


1) #include <windows.h>
2) call functions.

Personally i'm not a big fan of using the preprocessor to include libraries for linking and personally think its a better idea to put the list of libraries in the project file.

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don't forget to
#include <commctrl.h>

and call InitCommonControls();
it is usually required if you use some types of windows controls :D

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what if i include a .lib that doesnt come with a .h file :/ how do i use the functions then?

the library im trying to use came with a .lib, .sym, and .dll file

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You would have to reverse engineer the library, which is doable but a dirty job. Every library should come with headers, ask the library creator for them if you're sure they're missing.

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