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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] How to write one property page .props to select the right x86 or x64 Boost libraries folder automatically using Visual Studio
From: John Maddock (jz.maddock_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-05-19 13:06:45

On 19/05/2016 17:46, Paul A. Bristow wrote:
> I have downloaded the shiny new release boost_1_61_0_b1 and am trying to set up so that I can test a lot of Boost-ish console
> applications using both 32 and 64-bit.
> This is easier with bjam, but I'd like to use the Visual studio IDE too.
> I'd like a single property page that can be placed in the same folder as my .sln file and added to each and every project.
> (or better, made the default for all projects).
> I have a I:\boost_1_61_0_b1; as the include directory, and that is common to all configurations and platforms.
> But the libraries files are in two separate folders because the name does not yet include the platform :-(
> Linking to lib file: libboost_chrono-vc140-mt-gd-1_61.lib
> lib32-msvc-14.0 and lib64-msvc-14.0
> Googling gives some suggestions to select the right folder for libraries, but I wonder if anyone has found a slick solution?
> (I'll edit the property xml if necessary - it would seem that the IDE GUI tool isn't up to the job?)

Not sure about the IDE, but it appears you can add |$(PlatformTarget) to
the library path directory and it expands to either "x86" or "x64", so
if you place the lib files in suitably named paths it should all work?

HTH, John.

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