Thread: Static lib question

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    Static lib question

    This is the first time I've worked with static libraries and I ran into a little problem, heres the code:

    #ifndef __LIBTEST_H__
    #define __LIBTEST_H__
    #if _MSC_VER > 1000
    #pragma once
    #pragma warning(disable: 4996)
    #include <string>
    using namespace::std;
    class CTest
    	int Test();
    	string m_sTest;
    #include "libTest.h"
    	m_sTest = "";
    int CTest::Test()
    	return m_sTest.size();
    When I include/link to the libTest library on an application that already includes <string>, I get:

    1>msvcprtd.lib(MSVCP80D.dll) : error LNK2005: "public: __thiscall std::basic_string<char,struct std::char_traits<char>,class std::allocator<char> >::~basic_string<char,struct std::char_traits<char>,class std::allocator<char> >(void)" (??1?$basic_string@DU?$char_traits@D@std@@V?$alloc ator@D@2@@std@@QAE@XZ) already defined in Main.obj

    How can I get rid of this problem? My library makes uses of strings/vectors/maps and so on and they all cause 'multiply defined symbol' errors.

    Thanks in advance for any help.

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    Anyone have any idea?
    I've been looking through example static library sources, but none of them seem to use the stl library.

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    Make sure your lib and your project that uses the lib match in their runtime library linkage. (Under project settings, C/C++ -> Code Generation -> Runtime Library )
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