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From: Brian Braatz (brianb_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-06-24 18:22:00
I believe I can help.
Lets say you have downloaded boost to the dir:
now if you CD into that dir- you will get something like the following
06/10/2005 10:50 AM <DIR> .
06/10/2005 10:50 AM <DIR> ..
05/26/2005 01:48 AM <DIR> bin
06/16/2005 02:27 PM <DIR> boost
02/04/2005 04:09 PM 499 boost-build.jam
02/04/2005 04:09 PM 675 boost.css
02/04/2005 04:09 PM 6,897 boost.png
02/21/2005 11:10 AM <DIR> CVS
02/18/2005 03:46 PM <DIR> doc
02/04/2005 04:09 PM 3,558 google_logo_40wht.png
02/04/2005 04:09 PM 49,603 index.htm
02/04/2005 04:09 PM 9,406 Jamfile
02/04/2005 04:09 PM 882 Jamfile.v2
02/04/2005 04:09 PM 450 Jamrules
05/26/2005 01:04 AM <DIR> libs
02/04/2005 04:09 PM 1,361 LICENSE_1_0.txt
02/18/2005 03:47 PM <DIR> more
02/18/2005 03:47 PM <DIR> people
Now using my example dirs- some important dirs to be aware of:
C:\boost\boost - the libraries themselves are here
C:\boost\libs - look here for the documentation (html) files for a
since the libs are in c:\boost you need to do the following:
(menu) view-solution explorer
then in the solution explorer, right click on the project name
select "Properties" from the menu
click on the "C\C++" select on the left
click on the "General" item below this
on the right you will see "Additional Include Directories"
type in (in our case above) C:\boost
the cute thing about this is (recall there is a boost dir below
C:\boost) you can now do a #include with the sub dir of boost in the
You can TEST if the "Additional Included Directories" setting is
CORRECT- by doing the following:
(set the setting as described above)
move your cursor over
right click- on that menu select "Open Document <boost/smart_ptr.hpp>"
IF that succeeds, then you have setup the #include directories
if not then you put the wrong value in "Additional Included Directories"
HOPE THAT HELPS
> -----Original Message-----
> From: boost-users-bounces_at_[hidden] [mailto:boost-users-
> bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Mart marvin
> Sent: Friday, June 24, 2005 3:13 PM
> To: boost-users_at_[hidden]
> Subject: Re: [Boost-users] How do I get boost to work with vs.net 2005
> It didn't work!
> I followed the directions to the letter. Is it a bug with VS.NET 2005
> Here's the message I got:
> Cannot open include file: 'boost\smart_ptr.h': No such file or
> Here is my code:
> #include "stdafx.h"
> #include "x.h"
> #include <boost\smart_ptr.h>
> int main()
> x& p = *new x;
> delete &p;
> return 0;
> Please help... I'm desperate to try Boost. Looked at the
> I'm drooling to play with it.
> >From: "Pablo Aguilar" <pablo.aguilar_at_[hidden]>
> >Reply-To: boost-users_at_[hidden]
> >To: boost-users_at_[hidden]
> >Subject: Re: [Boost-users] How do I get boost to work with vs.net
> >Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2005 14:10:36 -0700
> >Open VS.NET
> > >From the "Tools" menu, select "Options"
> >In the tree to the left, open "Projects & Solutions" and select VC++
> > >From the drop down list labelled "Show directories for:" select
> >Add the boost root directory (wherever you decompressed the boost
> >installation) to that list.
> > >I downloaded the executable from sourceforge, but I'm at a loss how
> > > the libraries to be recognized by VS.NET. I googled but nothing
> > > works
> > > turned up. I'm desperate to try and play with the boost
> > > eager to get started with them. Can someone describe it step by
> > > command by command?
> > >
> > > I'm on Win2k Pro.
> > >
> > > Thanks in advance.
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