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Hello! Unfortunately the documentation is not very exaustive for MAC/COCOA/OBJECTIVE-C newcomers like me. I have downloaded the library, what do i have to do now with these files in order to use them in my project and distribute them with the program?

Thank you


asked May 09 '14 at 06:46

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It's a static library. Any C, C++, or Objective-C programmer should have the basic skills necessary to know how to link with a library.


answered May 09 '14 at 12:51

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chilkat ♦♦

I totally agree, but unfortunately i am new to xcode and dont know how to do it. I have also been told that if i use a external non-apple library i wont be able to put my app into the apple store. ist that true?

(May 09 '14 at 16:39) sharkyenergy

No, that's not true. The Chilkat libs are static libs where the code is linked directly into the executable. Plenty of Chilkat customers have apps in the Apple store.

In XCode, go to the "Build Phases" tab (in the project settings or whatever it's called) and look for where you can "Link Binary with Libraries" -- which allows you to add additional libs for linking..

(May 09 '14 at 16:49) chilkat ♦♦

Thank you very much! will try Asap! One more question: you say its a static library, but in the documentation there is written that it is a dynamic library. I have also read that a static library should have a .a file extension, whilst this one has .dylib. what am i missing?

(May 10 '14 at 05:46) sharkyenergy
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