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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: Marcel Raad (raad_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-05-19 12:41:35

pabristow 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?)

In the "Link" section of the property sheet XML file:
You can also do this in the GUI via Linker -> General -> Additional Library

Or, to have more flexibility with the path, but not possible via the GUI:

Hope that helps,

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