Statically-built Qt4.8.4 cannot build DLL for a Shared Library
I built Qt 4.8.4 statically with msvc...
Here are the commands I used in building:
@configure -static -debug-and-release
Successfully built it. and it works.
I got the only problem when building a Shared Library that I wrote. AFAIK, building shared libs supposedly output dll files.
This "link":http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2649334/difference-between-static-and-shared-libraries explains the difference between static and shared libraries.
Although my applications work when linking them to my library but getting LNK4217 warnings.
should i build another Qt in -shared configuration (since -shared-and-static is mac osx specific)
What i want to get from it is that I have a static MyApp.exe linked to MyLib.dll and these 2 files are present when I deploy my application. (MyApp.exe will not work without MyLib.dll)
Thanks and more powers!
I dont know whether this will be of any help, there are few tutorials on "How to Create a DLL":http://voidrealms.com/viewtutorial.aspx?id=243 , "How to use a DLL":http://voidrealms.com/viewtutorial.aspx?id=244 and "Static Libary":http://voidrealms.com/viewtutorial.aspx?id=245 . You can take a look at these tutorials that explains the basics of creating a static library.
OK, I found out that statically built Qt cannot produce dll files which can only be produced with "shared Qt". Though you can link a "statically-built" app with a "shared-built" dll/library file, you may end up adding the QtGui, QtCore, etc DLLS since it is needed by your generated library.
Thanks for the link though. One of these days I will try to read those. Cheers and more powers!
PS. I will not YET mark this thread as [solved]. I am waiting for other devs to post if they found solution to this problem.