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From: Christian Henning (chhenning_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-08-03 11:06:10

You usually don't need to specify the boost lib, that is done
automatically depending on your project settings.

For dynamic linking you also need to have a .lib file. But this time
the .lib file only contains functions declaration, but no
implementation. Those are in the DLL.

Does that help?


On 8/3/05, John Smith <jsmith1975_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> I have been trying to use Boost Date_Time library with my code. I used
> boostjam to compile the source; the command used was:
> bjam -s"TOOLS=vc-7_1" --with-date_time install.
> The following libraries were built (among others):
> boost_date_time-vc71-mt-1_32.dll 45,056bytes
> boost_date_time-vc71-mt-1_32.lib 26,164bytes
> libboost_date_time-vc71-mt-1_32.lib 521,764bytes
> boost_date_time-vc71-mt-gd-1_32.dll 77,824bytes
> boost_date_time-vc71-mt-gd-1_32.lib 26,312bytes
> libboost_date_time-vc71-mt-gd-1_32.lib 1,380,694bytes
> My project is setup as follows:
> Runtime Library: Multi-threaded Debug DLL (/MDd)
> Additional Include Directories: $(BOOSTHOME)\include\boost-1_32
> Additional Library Directories: $(BOOSTHOME)\lib
> Additional Dependencies: boost_date_time-vc71-mt-gd-1_32.lib
> Using the above setup I could only link if the static library
> (libboost_date_time-vc71-mt-gd-1_32.lib) was also available. If not, I kept
> getting
> LINK : fatal error LNK1104: cannot open file
> 'libboost_date_time-vc71-mt-gd-1_32.lib'
> However, when this file is available, I am able to link and use the DLL
> (checked DLL usage using depends.exe).
> Does this make sense? I was under the impression that I should only need the
> import library. Also, how does it know the name if the library?
> Thanks.
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