[SOLVED] Wrong header file included in project

  • Hello,

    I'm having a problem with my project file in QtCreator and haven't been able to figure it out.

    I have a directory with a project, that uses a hardware device and its libraries; as I don't have always the hardware available, I've make a project with some dummy object in a different directory to test my code. I have used this solution before without a problem, but for some reason is not working in this case.

    My directories look like this:
    @DiagnosticBox <--- This directory is used when the hardware is present
    -labjack.h and labjack.cpp

    • adminpanel.h and adminpanel.cpp
    • connectiondialog.h and connectiondialog.cpp
    • labjackUD.h <---- This is the library header of the hardware

    -labjack.h and labjack.cpp <---- This class is a dummy class, with no hardware dependencies@

    My .pro file is:

    QT += core gui network

    TARGET = testDiagnosticBox
    INCLUDEPATH += ./DiagnosticBox/

    TEMPLATE = app

    SOURCES += main.cpp
    labjack.cpp \

    HEADERS += mainwindow.h
    labjack.h \

    FORMS += mainwindow.ui

    The problem is that, when I try to compile the project testDiagnosticBox I receive the error

    @...\DiagnosticBox\labjack.h:5: error: LabJackUD.h: No such file or directory@

    Meaning that even though is not listed in my SOURCES or HEADERS, qmake is using the file in DiagnosticBox and not the one in testDiagnosticBox, is that the expected behavior ? How can I avoid that ? Should it not be taking the file in testEncoderBox ?

  • The labjack.h file is included in some other files of your project.
    I guess it is included without directory name like @#include "labjack.h"@

    And if that file with "#include "labjack.h" is located in DiagnosticBox then compiler takes labjack.h from the same directory.
    The variables SOURCES and HEADERS are for qmake only a compiler reads included files according its own options and that options are defined by INCLUDEPATH.
    To avoid it you need to specify different INCLUDEPATH for your test library.

  • Thanks a lot andreyc, I was assuming that HEADERS and SOURCES where somehow also used by the compiler.

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