I just recently tried to create a library and then use the library functions within a simple console application. I followed the instructions at:
Visual C++ Examples: Static Libraries
After copying the "lib" and "h" file into the source file directory for the program, I got a linking error. I added these files to the project via "Add Existing Item" menu selection. The error I got was the following:
A custom build rule to build files with extension 'lib' could not be found.
Would you like to create a new rule to define a custom build rule to build files with this extension?
I would think that using library functions would be a standard functionality for Visual C. Is there a setting somewhere that has to be adjusted to allow for this functionality? If not, does anyone know the rule that needs to be used?