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Using CMake, what is the process to include a pre-existing static library in a project?

asked 2022-09-23 11:00:00 +0000

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answered 2021-07-23 23:00:00 +0000

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To include a pre-existing static library in a project using CMake, follow these steps:

  1. Create a directory for the static library and place the library files (.a, .lib) inside it.

  2. In the CMakeLists.txt file of the project, use the add_library() command to create a target for the static library. For example:

add_library(mylib STATIC IMPORTED)
  1. Set the IMPORTED_LOCATION property of the target to the path of the static library file. For example:
set_target_properties(mylib PROPERTIES IMPORTED_LOCATION ${CMAKE_CURRENT_SOURCE_DIR}/path/to/the/static/library/libmylib.a)
  1. Link the target to the project executable or another library using the target_link_libraries() command. For example:
target_link_libraries(myproject mylib)
  1. Build the project using CMake and the static library should be included in the build.
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