Defining Library Projects¶
Library projects define a project which contains common functionality you want to share between multiple projects.
Library projects always generate appropriate projects such that other executable projects on the platform can refer and use them.
The appropriate information to reference library projects on any platform is automatically determined by Protobuild, so you don’t need to provide any additional information other than the library name when referencing it.
The smallest definition for an library project you can have is shown below.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <Project Name="MyLibrary" Path="MyLibrary" Type="Library"> <References> <Reference Include="System" /> <Reference Include="System.Core" /> </References> <Files> <Compile Include="MyClass.cs" /> </Files> </Project>
The presence of
Type="Library" ensures this project is an library project.
Project definition location¶
All project definitions for your module should be placed under the
Build\Module directory and have a
.definition extension. The name of
the project should match the name of the file as well; for a project called
“MyProject”, the project definition should reside at
This is the location for all project definitions, including application, console, library, content, include and external projects.