newbie q: include files outside the project dir?

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    newbie q: include files outside the project dir?

    ::sigh:: I know this must be documented somewhere, but I can't seem to find it, so..

    I have several .h/.C files in a common directory. I want to include them by just #include "file.h"

    Where is the setting that allows me to specify the search path for files?

    I'm using MSVC .Net (7.0)

    Thanks

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    well, I've found that I can add this:

    /I "../Common"

    to the Additional command line options in the C/C++ section of the project properties. Is this the best way?

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    -But , if you open view->explore solutions
    -then in the c:\where your project files are\
    put .h an .c files ...
    -then thru explore solutions,click on the include folder with the right mouse and browse and select the include files
    -the same thing for the source folder
    ----so the enviroment knows where the added files are.-
    bye

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABitLazy
    -But , if you open view->explore solutions
    -then in the c:\where your project files are\
    put .h an .c files ...
    -then thru explore solutions,click on the include folder with the right mouse and browse and select the include files
    -the same thing for the source folder
    ----so the enviroment knows where the added files are.-
    bye
    I'm not sure if I understand you. Before I did the /I thing I mentioned above, I added the files to my solution explorer by right-clicking & chosing "Add existing item"
    Then I selected both the .C/.h which went into the Source Files, Header Files section of the solution explorer, just like they should, but when the .C tried to include the .h, it couldn't find it unless I have the /I in the command line.

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