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Setup visual studio 2012,15

posted May 29, 2016, 6:05 AM by Javad Taghia   [ updated May 29, 2016, 6:05 AM ]


This article is tested against following version / configuration:

  • Visual Studio 2012 (V110) Platform Toolset
  • Win32
  • ZeroMQ 4.0.4
  • Runtime Library: Multi-threaded DLL (/MD)

Steps to setup ZeroMQ on a Visual Studio C++ project:

  1. Download and install ZeroMQ-4.0.4~miru1.0-x86.exe (or newer) from http://zeromq.org/distro:microsoft-windows
  2. Set ZEROMQ_HOME environment variable to C:\Program Files (x86)\ZeroMQ 4.0.4 (or wherever you installed it to)
  3. On Visual Studio project configuration, add $(ZEROMQ_HOME)\include to Configuration Properties -> VC++ Directories. Don’t forget to restart Visual Studio so it picks up the new environment variable
  4. Add $(ZEROMQ_HOME)\lib to Linker -> General -> Additional Library Directories
  5. Add libzmq-v110-mt-4_0_4.lib to Linker -> Input -> Additional Dependencies
  6. Get a copy of zmq.hpp from https://github.com/zeromq/cppzmq, place this somewhere on your project. This header file references zmq.h located at $(ZEROMQ_HOME)\include
  7. Once you’ve compiled your executable, place libzmq-v110-mt-4_0_4.dll on the same folder, otherwise ZeroMQ initialisation will cause runtime crash

And finally take a look at some excellent tutorial examples from zeromq.org website to get you started, in particular:

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