Cannot find secchk.lib in CE project

Today I came back to a project that I hadn’t worked on in a few months.  I got latest from source control and tried to build, and the linker complained “Error 1 fatal error LNK1104: cannot open file ‘secchk.lib’ AudioControl AudioControl”.


Now WTF?  I knew this was working before.  The error remindinded me vaguely of a previous problem I had, so I searched my blog and found this one.  The problem that time was that I was building for PPC03 and the project for some reason had not added secchk.lib to my platform.  THis time, however, I am building for a generic Windows CE device, and for some reason it *is* adding it.  Well CE doesn’t have this lib, and I don’t want it.  A quick scan through the project settings didn’t turn up anything obvious, so I went with the more heavy-handed approach of adding the following to a common header file:


#pragma comment(linker, “/nodefaultlib:secchk.lib”)
#pragma comment(linker, “/nodefaultlib:ccrtrtti.lib”)


Done and done.  (the second is required because when you add the first and rebuild, the linker will then complain about not finding ccrtrtti.lib). No idea why I get the error (I’d love to know the root cause) but I don’t have time to dig around.  Fortunately the #pragma directive overrides whatever project settings you have, which can be handy at times.

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