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Plugin Issue

  • Hello, guys. So, I'm not that new to Qt, yet I hadn't read about its plugins until yesterday.
    I am trying to use the Plug And Paint example, but I found that the "Basic Tools" static plugin is only compiled to a .a file, and I'm a Windows 7 user, so that's no use.
    Plug And Paint complains that "pnp_basictoolsd" is not found. I have deleted and recompiled to make sure, and I get three files on the output folder:


    Anyone has a hint?

    Thanks in advance,

  • It's worth mentioning that the non-static plugins work, as I can load and use them.

  • In the example, the basic tools is always built statically. So you always have to link it statically to your application. The "Plug & Paint explanation":http://doc.qt.nokia.com/4.7/tools-plugandpaint.html#importing-static-plugins shows you the details.

    This boils down to

    LIBS += -L/path/to/your/plugin/binaries -lpnp_basictools

  • Yes, but the point is pnp_basictools is not generated...

  • If I remember correctly, you will have to build the plugins separately.

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