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/DEFAULTLIB (Specify Default Library)



The name of a library to search when resolving external references.


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 (/NODEFAULTLIB) option overrides /DEFAULTLIB:library. The Ignore Libraries (/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 Property

See Also

Setting Linker Options | Linker Options