I have a problem with Visual Studio 2012 and Environment Variables under Windows 7. I added a variable called {LIBS} with the value C:/libs/. In C:/libs/ are folders containing C++ libraries.

So far, so good. I added the paths to the project's settings (linker etc.), like {$LIBS}boost to include the boost libraries.

I expected that I would now be able to use something like this

#include "boost/someboostfile"

but this does not work, I have to use the absolute path

#include "../../boost/someboostfile

but this is what I do not want to do.

Is there anything I'm doing wrong?

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Use angle brackets- #include <boost/someboostfile>.


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