visual-studio /< nodefaultlib - Resolving LNK4098: defaultlib 'MSVCRT' conflicts with

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It means that one of the dependent dlls is compiled with a different run-time library.

Project -> Properties -> C/C++ -> Code Generation -> Runtime Library

Go over all the libraries and see that they are compiled in the same way.

More about this error in this link:

warning LNK4098: defaultlib "LIBCD" conflicts with use of other libs

/nodefaultlib:"libcmt" warning 'libcmt'

This warning:

LINK : warning LNK4098: defaultlib 'MSVCRT' conflicts
  with use of other libs; use /NODEFAULTLIB:library

is a fairly common warning in Visual Studio. I'd like to understand the exact reason for it and the right way (if at all) to handle it.

This comes up in a debug build, compiled with /MDd. The project is linked to things like windows Version.dll and pdh.dll which themselves link with MSVCRT.dll. Obviously, I don't have the debug versions of these and can't compile them.

So I added /NODEFAULTLIB:MSVCRT to the linker command line and it actually did remove the warning. But what does this actually do? And why is it necessary?

I get this every time I want to create an application in VC++.

Right-click the project, select Properties then under 'Configuration properties | C/C++ | Code Generation', select "Multi-threaded Debug (/MTd)" for Debug configuration.

Note that this does not change the setting for your Release configuration - you'll need to go to the same location and select "Multi-threaded (/MT)" for Release.