[xsde-users] Building VS2015 Project that uses XSDE

Boris Kolpackov boris at codesynthesis.com
Tue Oct 20 10:50:55 EDT 2015

Hi Luke,

Hollenback, Luke <Luke.Hollenback at ballardtech.com> writes:

> Upon building the solution, which has all of the basic, pimpl, and pskel
> header and implementation files included in it, as well as the driver.cxx
> file, a mess of linker errors get spit out.

Have you built the XSD/e runtime with the same VC++ runtime option
as your project? Quoting from the INSTALL file, "Microsoft nmake"

"If you are using an IDE (e.g., Visual Studio, eMbedded Visual C++,
or Rational Rhapsody) to develop your applications, you can copy
the compiler options (such as C++ language features, CPU and
Platform preprocessor macros, etc.) from your project's C++
compiler settings. In particular, you need to make sure the
CFLAGS and CXXFLAGS variables in config.nmake contain the same
runtime option (one of /MD, /MDd, /ML, /MLd, /MT, /MTd) as your
application. A common symptom of using different runtime options
when building the XSD/e runtime library (xsde.lib) and your
application is a large number of link errors related to undefined
or redefined symbols."

> The C/C++ command line arguments listed in the project property page are:
> /GS /analyze- /W3 /Gy /Zc:wchar_t /Zi /Gm- /O2 /Fd"Release\vc140.pdb"
> /Zc:inline /fp:precise /D "WIN32" /D "NDEBUG" /D "_CONSOLE" /D "_UNICODE" /D
> "UNICODE" /errorReport:prompt /WX- /Zc:forScope /Gd /Oy- /Oi /MD
> /Fa"Release\" /EHsc /nologo /Fo"Release\" /Fp"Release\VSProj.pch"

So in your case it is /MD. Add it to CFLAGS/CXXFLAGS in config.nmake
and rebuild the XSD/e runtime.

You may also want to build and link different version of the XSD/e
runtime for Debug and Release (though a release runtime built with
/MD should work for debug builds). For example, make two copies of
the original libxsde directory called, say, libxsd-release and
libxsde-debug, and configure each accordingly.

> Similarly, the linker command line arguments listed in the project 
> property page are:
> /OUT:"D:\Working\XSDe Hello World\VSProj\Release\VSProj.exe" /MANIFEST /NXCOMPAT
> /PDB:"D:\Working\XSDe Hello World\VSProj\Release\VSProj.pdb" /DYNAMICBASE
> Hello World\VSProj\Release\VSProj.pgd" /SUBSYSTEM:CONSOLE
> /MANIFESTUAC:"level='asInvoker' uiAccess='false'"
> /ManifestFile:"Release\VSProj.exe.intermediate.manifest" /OPT:ICF

I assume you have entered xsde.lib in the "Linker" -> "Input" -> 
"Additional Dependencies" field? This is important since in case of
static libraries (which xsde.lib is), the position on the command
line where theyr appear is significant.


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