Where does Visual Studio look for C++ header files?
I checked out a copy of a C++ application from SourceForge (HoboCopy, if you're curious) and tried to compile it.
Visual Studio tells me that it can't find a particular header file. I found the file in the source tree, but where do I need to put it, so that it will be found when compiling?
Are there special directories?
Visual Studio looks for headers in this order:
- In the current source directory.
- In the Additional Include Directories in the project properties (under C++ | General).
- In the Visual Studio C++ Include directories under Tools → Options → Projects and Solutions → VC++ Directories.
In your case, add the directory that the header is in to the project properties.