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Error Linking Visual Studio DLL to Qt

  • Hi All,

    I have written a project in visual studio that I would like to use within Qt as a dll. The project cosists of a class and several additional c++ files that are not part of the class. Within the class I use the functions that are found in the additional files.

    Ideally I would like to export only the class and use it as a dll within Qt but I'm encountering some difficulries.

    I've manged to export/link/include all the relevent files from visual studio to Qt but every time the class uses one of the functions found in the additinal files the program crashes. Initially, I thought there must be something wrong with my dll but it works perfectly when I try to load it to a similar program in visual studio.

    I use MVSC in both Visual Studio and Qt, and used __dllexport only on the class defenition itself. Any ideas what I might be doing wrong?

    Thanks in advance,

  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    Hi and welcome to devnet,

    The export/import declaration is a bit more complex than that.

    Please take a look at the creating shared library guide in Qt's documentation. The concept applies also to standard C++ projects with some minor adjustments.

  • Thanks for the quick reply. I've tried adding the following lines to all the h files in my VS project:
    #ifdef PROJECT_LIB
    #define PROJECT_EXPORT __declspec(dllexport)
    #define PROJECT_EXPORT __declspec(dllimport)

    in addition, I've added the following line to my Qt pro files:

    I'm still geting the same behavior. Any advice?

  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    @yuvalg1987 said in Error Linking Visual Studio DLL to Qt:

    in addition, I've added the following line to my Qt pro files:

    You must define PROJECT_LIB only when building the lib, not when using it

  • Ok. not sure what I did exactly but it works! Thanks for the help!

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