LNK1104: cannot open file 'gdi32.lib'



  • I simply cannot figure out what's going on here.

    I installed Visual Studio 2013 Express. It seems to work fine.

    I then downloaded the latest offline 64-bit Qt binary and installed it.

    When I try to compile a new project I have created in Qt Creator, I get the error: "LNK1104: cannot open file 'gdi32.lib'

    I have read all other topics that I can find on this matter, and they all seem to indicate that the Windows SDK is not installed or that Qt Creator is not configured properly.

    I have the Windows 8 SDK installed. But the thing is, there is no 'gdi32.lib' with the libraries that were installed with the Windows 8 SDK that I can find.

    I have checked in:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 12.0\VC\lib
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.0\Lib\Win8\um\x64
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.1\Lib\winv6.3\um\x64

    There are many lib files in each of those directories. But none of them are gdi32.lib. I feel like I must be missing something obvious, but I have no idea what.

    In the Compilers settings for Qt Creator, the one that is active for my kit is:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 12.0\VC\vcvarsall.bat x86_amd64

    I'm not really sure what I should check or how to proceed in getting this working. I've spent hours troubleshooting and reading online and nothing has helped.

    I really appreciate any assistance that can be provided.



  • Well I feel like an idiot.

    After all this troubleshooting and reading... all I needed to do was re-install the Windows 8.1 SDK and then everything just started working.

    Maybe someone else will run into a similar issue in the future. If so... try reinstalling the proper version of the Windows SDK and see if it helps!


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