Linker errors Qt 4.8 and VS 2010
I'm working on upgrading a project from qt3 to qt4. The last time this app was edited the environment was Qt3 on Linux. I have eliminated all the Q4 upgrade syntax errors but I'm having some trouble building the app. I am using the Qt Creator for a dev environment since we need this to run in windows.
When building the project, the compiler and assembler appear to finish successfully as I get the .obj files output to the appropriate directory but I then get linker errors from the first call in a file that contains my main function. I'm thinking that there is something in the environment that I am missing but I am unable to find it after several days of trying. There doesnt seem to be a pace to explicitly setup the linker environment unless I'm totally missing something... Please help!
Are you sure you are using Qt libraries built for MSVC2010 (and not the ones for MinGW)?
What is the actual linker error?
Under build I have listed : "Qt 4.8.0 for Desktop - MSVC2010 (Qt aSDK) Debug", this indicates the Qt library as well as the build environment is that correct?
The exact error I get is:
LNK2019: unresolved external symbol __imp__ShellExecuteA@24 referenced in function "private:void__thiscall DigitMain::slotConverter(void)"
I have added the path to shellapi.h to my .pro file as an INCLUDEPATH and I don't see any other way to tell the Qt Creator where to look.