a static library is built using visual studio
the *.lib file and its header is placed in the borland project folder
in borland the path to libraries is set to the project folder
the visual studio created header is #included in the borland code and the header compiles ok evidenced by the fact that the types defined in the header are available in the borland code
Q is: what is required to use the functions defined in the *.lib file?
keep in mind that a DLL is not desired!