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LIB Input Files

The input files expected by LIB depend on the mode in which it is being used, as shown in the following table.

Mode Input

Default (building or modifying a library)

COFF object (.obj) files, COFF libraries (.lib), 32-bit Object Model Format (OMF) object (.obj) files

Extracting a member with /EXTRACT

COFF library (.lib)

Building an export file and import library with /DEF

Module-definition (.def) file, COFF object (.obj) files, COFF libraries (.lib), 32-bit OMF object (.obj) files

NoteNote

OMF libraries created by the 16-bit version of LIB cannot be used as input to the 32-bit version of LIB.

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