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Specifies the import library file name prefix. Import libraries are generated for Windows DLL projects.

implibprefix ("prefix")

By default, the system naming convention will be used: no prefix on Windows, a prefix of lib (as in libMyProject.a) on other systems. The implibprefix function allows you to change this default.


prefix is the new file name prefix.

Applies To

Project configurations.


Premake 4.0 or later.


implibprefix "plugin"

The prefix may also be set to an empty string for no prefix.

implibprefix ""

See Also