[vbox-dev] Would virtualbox sdk released with .lib in future?

Klaus Espenlaub Klaus.Espenlaub at Sun.COM
Fri Jul 24 02:06:36 PDT 2009

Shu Wu wrote:
> Hi pals. I think it would be convenient to include .lib files in the 
> SDK. For now, if I want to call functions in a dll, say, VBoxDDU.dll, I 
> have to compile OSE myself to get the .lib, and link it with my program. 
> But preparing the environment and building virtualbox under windows is 
> so tough. So I think including a .lib file for each dll would be great 
> help for some developers. Or any better suggestions?

The interface of VBoxDDU.dll is subject to change without notice (and it 
changes pretty frequently in incompatible ways, which would lead to 
crashes). It's a purely internal API, so we will not make .lib files 
available. The proper way to talk to the VirtualBox hard disk API is to 
grab the source and build it yourself. The prerequisites of that are 
*much* lower than for the entire VirtualBox application.


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