VS2015 - Framework and References


  • Hi, 

    I've started to learn GUI C++ programming with Visual Studio 2015. I want to create database. That is why I must make some changes in  Reference option. I have added but i can't see result of it in Solution Explorer. How can I do it? 

    Tuesday, February 28, 2017 9:48 AM

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  • Hi friend,

    Welcome to MSDN forum.

    Please see the following steps to connect MySQL database to your c++ project:

    1.        Open your Project->Properties.
    2. Under Configuration Properties, open the tree view.
    3. Select C++, General in the tree view.
    4. Ensure that Visual Studio can find the MySQL include directory. This directory includes header files that can optionally be installed when installing MySQL Server.
    5. In the Additional Include Directories text field, add the MySQL include/ directory
    6. Also set the location of additional libraries that Visual Studio needs to build the application. These are located in the MySQL lib/opt directory, a subdirectory of the MySQL Server installation directory.
    7. In the tree view, open Linker, General, Additional Library Directories.
    8. Add the lib/opt directory into the Additional Library Directories text field. This enables the library file libmysql.lib to be found.

    Please refer to here: which is different from connecting MySQL database to c# project.

    Could you please provide your steps in detail?

    Best regards,


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