How to use wx-config in Eclipse  [SOLVED]

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How to use wx-config in Eclipse

Postby RobertSimpson » Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:17 pm

Not sure if this a WX issue or an Eclipse issue but here goes...

I'm running the latest version (2018-09) of Eclipse in windows 10 using msys2 (like MinGW but newer). I have everything compiling but I would like to use wx-config directly in the linker options rather than having to copy-paste.

On the command line, this works:

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$ g++ -o "simple-wx"  ./app.o ./mainfrm.o ./wnd.o   -lwx_baseu-3.1 -lwx_mswu_core-3.1 -lwx_mswu_gl-3.1 -lwxpng-3.1 -lopengl32  `/msys64/bin/wx-config --libs`


But this does not:

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$ g++ -mwindows `/msys64/bin/wx-config --libs`  -o "simple-wx"  ./app.o ./mainfrm.o ./wnd.o   -lwx_baseu-3.1 -lwx_mswu_core-3.1 -lwx_mswu_gl-3.1 -lwxpng-3.1 -lopengl32


The problem is the latter is what Eclipse generates when you add wx-config, either to the g++ command or to the linker flags. The instructions I'm trying to follow are here: https://wiki.wxwidgets.org/Eclipse although to be honest, I'm very confused what they are actually saying for more recent versions of Eclipse.

So, where should I add wx-config in order to get linking to work? (wx-config appears to work fine in the compiler settings)

Rob.

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Re: How to use wx-config in Eclipse  [SOLVED]

Postby RobertSimpson » Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:14 pm

After some experimenting, it appears it can be made to work by changing the 'Command Line Pattern' in the linker options to

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${COMMAND}  ${OUTPUT_FLAG} ${OUTPUT_PREFIX}${OUTPUT} ${INPUTS} ${FLAGS}


It is actually mentioned here: https://wiki.wxwidgets.org/Eclipse,_CDT ... etup_Guide (found by a google search) but maybe it would be good if the main documentation was updated.


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