Making a Visual C++ v 5.0 project for the Improv library
- know where the include directory for the source files
is located, e.g.:
This directory contains all of the necessary header files
for the library.
- know where the source directory is located, e.g.:
This directory contains all of the necesary source files
which will be compiled into a single library file.
- know where you want the library file to go, e.g.:
This is the file which will be made ultimately by the
project. It is used
to compile programs by linking to the library
which will find the compiled definition of functions
needed in the programs.
- open Visual C++ version 5.0
- menu: file --> new --> projects --> Win 32 Static Library:
give project a name and location, e.g.: name: library,
This will set up a static library project in the specified
- menu: build --> set active configuration --> Win 32 Release
This step will make the library useable.
- menu: project --> settings --> C/C++ --> project options:
add /D"VISUAL" and /I"c:\user\craig\sig\include".
The "VISUAL" define is needed by the library source code
and the include files to determine which compiler is being
used to compile the library (uses LINUX on linux computer for
- menu: project --> settings --> library --> output name:
rename to where you want the library to go.
most likely: ..\..\lib\improv.lib, but you can put
is anywhere you like as long as you remember where it was
- menu: project --> add to project --> files: go to src
directory, and add all files in the directory .
This places the source files into the project making them
ready to be compiled into the library file.
- build the library (which will be called for example:
c:\user\craig\lib\improv.lib) menu: build --> F7
- The library should now be created. If it didn't work,
you can try sending e-mail to
since he is familiar with most the the errors that can be
generated and what they might mean.