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LINK.EXE 3.69 Warning L4045 When No .QLB on Quick Library Name

Article ID: 43787

Article Last Modified on 11/21/2006

This article was previously published under Q43787


When creating a Quick library with LINK.EXE Version 3.69 or 5.05, the linker warning message "L4045 NAME OF OUTPUT FILE IS <NAME>" is given if the extension .QLB is left off the new Quick library name in the LINK command line. This happens even if the /Q (Quick Library) option is the first item on the LINK line. Normally, this warning message occurs if one of the following is true:

  1. The .QLB extension was left off the Quick library name.
  2. The /Q option was placed at the end of the command line.

The following LINK command line should not produce this warning with Microsoft QuickBasic Version 4.00, 4.00b, or 4.50, with Microsoft Basic Compiler Version 6.00 or 6.00b, or with Microsoft Basic PDS Version 7.00; however, it will produce this warning using the LINK.EXE of QuickBasic Version 4.50 or Basic PDS 7.00:


The following line produces the warning number 4045 in QuickBasic 4.00, 4.00b, and 4.50, in Microsoft Basic Compiler 6.00 and 6.00b, and in Basic PDS 7.00:



The warning message is telling you that because you did not give an extension to the library name and because /Q was used at the end of the LINK line, the output library will have the default extension of .QLB. It does not affect the resulting Quick library in any way. The library can be renamed and used without problems.

LINK.EXE Version 3.69 is shipped with QuickBasic Version 4.50.
LINK.EXE Version 5.05 is shipped with Basic PDS Version 7.00.

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