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Can't get VLD to work at all

Aug 1, 2013 at 3:23 AM
I've been using VLD for a number of years: one of my professors introduced me to it when I was doing my BSc. I thought it was fantastic. Now, I'm starting to get annoyed.

I've downloaded the latest version of VLD and let it set itself up where it wanted. I even restarted my PC to make sure the PATH variable was correctly updated. Now, whenever I try to compile, I get one of two errors, either this one:

LNK2001: unresolved external symbol "__declspec(dllimport) class VisualLeakDetector vld" (_imp?vld@@3VVisualLeakDetector@@A)

or a crash when the program runs and then immediately dies, spitting out a memory address.

It doesn't seem to matter where I put the libraries or DLL, whether I compile it for X64 or Win32, nothing works. So please, tell me what to do, because I'm losing faith in this stalwart piece of software.