That's how it should be - a static library is just a .LIB file with the object code.
It's the LIB command that "links" (joins) object files into a .LIB.
Linker option not available when trying to add addional libraries in visual studio 2019
I'm trying to reference additional libraries in visual studio 2019 but when i right click on the project and go to properties the linker option is not there. Is there something that i didnt install properly when setting up visual studio? What am I missing? Thank you in advance.