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Can't compile plugin for QtCreator(msvc, lib and dll issue)

  • Hi,
    I'm trying to create Qt Creator plugin. I use wizard for it, but when I try compile plugin then I have message:
    error LNK1181: cannot open input file 'Cored.lib'

    I use msvc 2015, I have Qt Creator and Qt compiled by this compiler. It's looks like default plugin project tries to make static link to Cored, but it should link dynamic. How can I force that? MinGW use dynamic linking, but for msvc it doesn't work.

    Best regards,

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    No it doesn't, .lib files on Windows are either import libraries or static libraries. In your case, are you sure you have the debug version of that library available ?

  • @SGaist thanx for reply. I have debug version, but I installed it. To solve this issue I had to copy *.lib files to install location. After that plugin compiles.

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