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Visual D fatal error - can't open phobos64.lib
September 20
When I try to build within Visual D, I get the following error:

LINK : fatal error LNK1104: cannot open file 'phobos64.lib'

I've added the path to the lib64 folder in the "DMD directories > Library paths" option and verified that the path to the linker is correct.

When I change to a Win32 configuration, it complains it can't open 'phobos32mscoff.lib' (even if I add the lib32coff folder to the path).

If I build on the command line everything works fine. Does anyone have any suggestion before I resort to using makefiles instead? Thanks.
September 22
On 20/09/2018 14:17, John Chapman wrote:
> When I try to build within Visual D, I get the following error:
> 
> LINK : fatal error LNK1104: cannot open file 'phobos64.lib'
> 
> I've added the path to the lib64 folder in the "DMD directories > Library paths" option and verified that the path to the linker is correct.
> 
> When I change to a Win32 configuration, it complains it can't open 'phobos32mscoff.lib' (even if I add the lib32coff folder to the path).
> 
> If I build on the command line everything works fine. Does anyone have any suggestion before I resort to using makefiles instead? Thanks.

I guess you are using the VC-projects in VS2017. In that case the Visual D settings are not transferred to msbuild in version 0.47. You might want to try a preliminary build from appveyor: https://ci.appveyor.com/project/rainers/visuald/build/1.0.230/job/c2g9qeg8c1dau3v6

Please ignore the "no compiler detected" message in the compiler settings, this function needs a small patch to phobos.
October 10
On Saturday, 22 September 2018 at 13:49:36 UTC, Rainer Schuetze wrote:
> On 20/09/2018 14:17, John Chapman wrote:
>> When I try to build within Visual D, I get the following error:
>> 
>> LINK : fatal error LNK1104: cannot open file 'phobos64.lib'
>
> I guess you are using the VC-projects in VS2017. In that case the Visual D settings are not transferred to msbuild in version 0.47. You might want to try a preliminary build from appveyor: https://ci.appveyor.com/project/rainers/visuald/build/1.0.230/job/c2g9qeg8c1dau3v6

Thanks - that worked.

Another problem I'm having is that if I add version identifiers to the project's property page, Intellisense stops working for everything in core.sys.* - so that's all druntime's native API bindings.
October 10

On 10/10/2018 14:37, John Chapman wrote:
> On Saturday, 22 September 2018 at 13:49:36 UTC, Rainer Schuetze wrote:
>> On 20/09/2018 14:17, John Chapman wrote:
>>> When I try to build within Visual D, I get the following error:
>>>
>>> LINK : fatal error LNK1104: cannot open file 'phobos64.lib'
>>
>> I guess you are using the VC-projects in VS2017. In that case the
>> Visual D settings are not transferred to msbuild in version 0.47. You
>> might want to try a preliminary build from appveyor:
>> https://ci.appveyor.com/project/rainers/visuald/build/1.0.230/job/c2g9qeg8c1dau3v6
>>
> 
> Thanks - that worked.
> 
> Another problem I'm having is that if I add version identifiers to the project's property page, Intellisense stops working for everything in core.sys.* - so that's all druntime's native API bindings.

Please try the latest beta, there has been a bug fix exactly for that scenario:

https://github.com/dlang/visuald/releases/tag/v0.48.0-beta2