I want to make a *.lib for my header file

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    Question I want to make a *.lib for my header file

    Does anybody have any suggestions on how to make a .lib file for a header file which I created for my program.

    Please help.
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    Tyrone Tudehope

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    So you have a header file and you want the implementation to be in a library file? What compiler are you using? If you are using VC++ it is very easy. Under New just find project and then static linked library. It's really not that difficult. Do you know how to include the library in your project once it's been created?

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    I am using Borland 5.5
    I unfortunately don't know how to include a library in my project.
    If you dont mind taking the time to help, I will really appreciate it.
    Thanks

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    Originally posted by tudehopet
    I am using Borland 5.5
    I unfortunately don't know how to include a library in my project.
    If you dont mind taking the time to help, I will really appreciate it.
    Thanks
    I am always glad to share whatever knowledge I may have with others. Unfortunately I am not that familiar with Borland 5.5. If no one else has helped you by tomorrow I will download the compiler and experiment with it. Usually in the compiler there are project settings and linker options where you choose which lib's get linked with your project. Again, I will research Borland 5.5 and get back to you tomorrow if no one else has already answered your question.

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    Thanks for your help
    I will also see what I can do in regards to experimenting with it.

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    Lightbulb

    I have just figured out how to do it.

    This is for anyone who wants to know:
    - you include your header file like normal
    - then you don't put any other functions in your *.cpp program
    - you compile then you will more than likely get an error after compiled it
    - but this is fine, now type tlib "file name" enter.
    - now edit the header file and take away the definitions and leave the declarations (if any).
    - now add the 'int main()' and what ever you want in your program and then compile it.
    - it should run as you wanted it to run.

    I will post any example later
    *Note: This is for borland 5.5 & commandlinetools.
    I don't know if it will work on lower versions, I haven't tried yet.

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    Sorry I made a mistake

    Borland spits out an error after it compiles
    Something about external functions not there

    Please help!

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