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how to include a library into a MS VS 2008

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Hi, I am a newbie programmer.

I have downloaded http://koolplot.codecutter.org/ library onto my desktop.

I have no idea where in my MS VS folder I have to add it to.

could you walk me step by step on how to make the following code work?

Thanks a lot
#include "koolplot.h"

int main()
{
   Plotdata x(-3.0, 3.0), y = sin(x) - 0.5*x;
   plot(x, y);
   return 0;
}

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You can add that library to your project via Visual Studio or add the line

#pragma comment(lib,"user32.lib")

to your code (which basically achieves the same). To add libs using VS, open your project's properties (ALT+F7), go to "Configuration Properties|Linker|Input" and enter the lib(s) under "Additional Dependencies". If the lib you want to use does not reside in one of the standard directories or your project's build directory (Debug or Release), you can set that dirctory under "Configuration Properties|Linker|General" as "Additional Library Directories".
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You want to use koolplot in Visual Studio?
The koolplot website says "koolplot is available for the MingW (GCC port) compiler"
There may be a way, but it sounds easier if you use MingW.
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