How do I build using a 3rd-party dll?

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How do I build using a 3rd-party dll?

Post by LarryEvilsizer » Tue Jul 04, 2006 2:19 pm


Please excuse this obvious newbie question, but I come from a Java background. I'm trying to build a project with wxDev-C++ using the mysql++ dll and am not sure how to do this. I've tried loading the dll via project options->Parameters->add library and have set the library directories to the path where the dll is located, but it isn't working.

By looking through the posts, it is clear that what I want to do can be done, but I am at a loss as to how to do it.

Thanks for your help,

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Post by mich181189 » Tue Jul 04, 2006 11:11 pm

are you including the header files?

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Post by Peterj » Wed Jul 05, 2006 10:25 am

If it is any help, the following is the way I have set up mysql:

In the Project ->Project Options menu, Parameters tab, Linker option I have added:

I have the libmysql.dll sitting in the same folder as my project.

Under the dev-cpp\include folder, I have added a mysql folder which contains mysql.h, mysql_com.h etc....

I have set up a single .cpp and header file that I use to hold all of the classes and functions that directly access mysql. In the header file I have the
#include <mysql/mysql.h>

I hope this helps,

Using Win XP, Dev C++ wx-beta 6.9

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