VC++ 4.2: How do I specify an include directory?

Posted on 1997-05-07
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Last Modified: 2013-11-18
I have a header file in a directory outside of my project workspace directory that I would #include in one of my source files.  I have attempted to add this directory to my include search path by specifying it in:

        Build->Settings->Resources->Additional resource include directories:

Let's say the header files are in c: msdev\projects\generic\myheaders.  I specifyc:\msdev\projects\generic for the include directory.  Then in my .c file I include the file like this:

#include <myheaders/header1.h>

When I compile, I get the following error:

fatal error C1083: Cannot open include file: 'myheaders/header1.h': No such file or directory

Thanks in advance for the help.

Question by:mbendic
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rshek earned 100 total points
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There are a few things you can try:

1. In the Build/Settings dialog, go to the C/C++ tab. From the Category drop-list, select Preprocessor. Put your additional include path in the edit box under "Additonal include directories". Spearate by a comma if more than 1 directory is required.

2. Force the update of dependencies by selecting from the menu bar Build/Update All Dependencies. Check all boxes. The source file window (don't know exactly what it is called), which list all of your project source files, should now have a Dependencies subfolder.

Hope this would help.

Rodney Shek


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