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/DEFAULTLIB (Specify Default Library)


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## Remarks  
 The name of a library to search when resolving external references.  
## Remarks  
 The /DEFAULTLIB option adds one *library* to the list of libraries that LINK searches when resolving references. A library specified with /DEFAULTLIB is searched after libraries specified on the command line and before default libraries named in .obj files.  
 The [Ignore All Default Libraries](../Topic/-NODEFAULTLIB%20\(Ignore%20Libraries\).md) (/NODEFAULTLIB) option overrides /DEFAULTLIB:*library*. The [Ignore Libraries](../Topic/-NODEFAULTLIB%20\(Ignore%20Libraries\).md) (/NODEFAULTLIB:*library*) option overrides /DEFAULTLIB:*library* when the same *library* name is specified in both.  
### To set this linker option in the Visual Studio development environment  
-   This linker option is not available from the Visual Studio development environment. To add a library to the link phase, use the **Additional Dependencies** property from the **Input** property page.  
### To set this linker option programmatically  
-   See [AdditionalOptions](assetId:///P:Microsoft.VisualStudio.VCProjectEngine.VCLinkerTool.AdditionalOptions?qualifyHint=False&autoUpgrade=True).  
## See Also  
 [Setting Linker Options](../Topic/Setting%20Linker%20Options.md)   
 [Linker Options](../Topic/Linker%20Options.md)