In Visual Studio How To Give Relative Path Of A .lib File In Project Properties

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I am building a project using Visual Studio. The project has a dependency on a lib file generated by another project. This project is there is the parent directory of the actual project I am building.

To be more clear, I have a "ParentDir" which has two subDirectories Project1 and Project2 under it. Now Project1 depends on lib generated by Project2.

In the properties of Project1, I am trying to give a relative path using $(SolutionDir)/../ParentDir/Project2/Debug But this does not seem to work.

Can you tell me where i am going wrong, or suggest the correct way of achieving this.



Add the dependant project to your solution and set it as a dependency of the other project using project properties. Then it just magically works ;).

A solution is just a file that describes a set of related (interconnected) projects and the relation between them, so this is the correct way of doing it.