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Linking .lib file, but opening file looks for .dll?

I'm trying to build a plugin called 'Kiface' using The Kinect 2.0 C++ SDK. I've added a dependancy in my plugin's build.cs file like so:

 using UnrealBuildTool;
 using System.IO;
 public class kiface : ModuleRules
     public kiface(ReadOnlyTargetRules Target) : base(Target)
         PCHUsage = ModuleRules.PCHUsageMode.UseExplicitOrSharedPCHs;
             new string[] {
                 // ... add public include paths required here ...
             new string[] {
                 // ... add other private include paths required here ...
             new string[]
                 // ... add other public dependencies that you statically link with here ...
             new string[]
                 // ... add private dependencies that you statically link with here ...    
             new string[]
                 // ... add any modules that your module loads dynamically here ...
     private string ThirdPartyPath
         get { return Path.GetFullPath(Path.Combine(ModulePath, "../../ThirdParty/")); }
     private string ModulePath
         get { return ModuleDirectory; }
     public bool LoadKinectSDK(ReadOnlyTargetRules Target)
         bool isLibrarySupported = false;
         if ((Target.Platform == UnrealTargetPlatform.Win64) || (Target.Platform == UnrealTargetPlatform.Win32))
             isLibrarySupported = true;
             string PlatformString = (Target.Platform == UnrealTargetPlatform.Win64) ? "x64" : "x86";
             string LibrariesPath = Path.Combine(ThirdPartyPath, "Kinect", "lib", PlatformString);
             PublicAdditionalLibraries.Add(Path.Combine(LibrariesPath, "Kinect20.lib"));
             PublicAdditionalLibraries.Add(Path.Combine(LibrariesPath, "Kinect20.Face.lib"));
         if (isLibrarySupported)
             // Include path
             PublicIncludePaths.Add(Path.Combine(ThirdPartyPath, "Kinect", "inc"));
         Definitions.Add(string.Format("WITH_KINECT_SDK={0}", isLibrarySupported ? 1 : 0));
         return isLibrarySupported;

In this file the important lines are:

 PublicAdditionalLibraries.Add(Path.Combine(LibrariesPath, "Kinect20.lib"));
 PublicAdditionalLibraries.Add(Path.Combine(LibrariesPath, "Kinect20.Face.lib"));

And my project can build successfully, but when i try and open the project via the unreal editor, it tells me:

"Plugin 'kiface' failed to load because module 'kiface' could not be loaded. There may be an operating System error or the module may not be properly set up"

When i look at the log files i find this line:

 Missing import: Kinect20.dll


 Missing import: Kinect20.Face.dll

This makes sense why the project is crashing, because only Kinect20.lib and Kinect20.face.lib exist. But i specified them as .lib in the build.cs file, why is it trying to find .dll?

Product Version: UE 4.20
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asked Aug 18 '18 at 08:26 PM in C++ Programming

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avatar image meetakshay99 Dec 21 '18 at 12:57 PM

Did you find any solution for this? I too am facing exact same issue.. Linking .lib files but unreal looks for .dll ones.

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