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reply "Charles Sanders" <sanders-consulting comcast.net> writes:
Hey all,

I have a library that I want to compile that _has_ a WinMain () , and then
just have the user compile a 'mainless' program with the compiler , is this
possible ?  Im having some undefined mess with it running, if you download
http://www.atari-soldiers.com/windy.zip it has makefiles that will build it,

If i compile them all together ( windy.exe ) it runs as expected, but if i
compile Windy as a lib, then compile the main.d and link to the lib
(windy_lib_main.exe) , it fails with Access Violation.  Please any help is
appreciated thanks!

C
Dec 06 2003
parent reply one_mad_alien hotmail.com writes:
In article <bqtj93$mtd$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Charles Sanders says...
Hey all,

I have a library that I want to compile that _has_ a WinMain () , and then
just have the user compile a 'mainless' program with the compiler , is this
possible ?  Im having some undefined mess with it running, if you download
http://www.atari-soldiers.com/windy.zip it has makefiles that will build it,

If i compile them all together ( windy.exe ) it runs as expected, but if i
compile Windy as a lib, then compile the main.d and link to the lib
(windy_lib_main.exe) , it fails with Access Violation.  Please any help is
appreciated thanks!

C
I tried some time ago to compile a lib with WinMain that expected and external DFC_main ... but it all failed ... the linker seems to expect Main/WinMain to be in an object file not one of the included libs. I get that Access Violation lots if I add/remove a member from an included d file that is in a lib, but forget to recompile the lib (the depends in my make file do not cover imports) check that you are not compiling the lib as debug and the main as release its late and I'm going to bed soon, but here is the examples from my make file DMD=c:/dmd/bin/dmd.exe DMC=c:/dm/bin/dmc.exe DMLIB=c:/dm/bin/lib.exe LINK=c:/dm/bin/link.exe SC=c:/dm/bin/sc.exe DOPTS=-c -release -O DFLAGS= $(DOPTS) -I./src export DFLAGS DLIBS=phobos.lib snn.lib gc.lib GDI32.LIB KERNEL32.LIB USER32.LIB UUID.LIB CTL3D32.LIB COMDLG32.LIB COMCTL32.LIB ADVAPI32.LIB OLE32.LIB OLEAUT32.LIB ## console app (winmain but will open a console if double clicked on in explorer) $(BIN_DIR)/$(PROJECT_NAME).exe : $(LIB_DEPENDS) $(PROJ_OBJS) $(LINK) $(OBJS_TO_LINK),$(BIN_DIR)\$(PROJECT_NAME),,$(LIBS_TO_LINK)/noi ## gui app (need that there def file) $(BIN_DIR)/$(PROJECT_NAME).win.exe: $(BIN_DIR)/$(PROJECT_NAME).exe $(LINK) $(OBJS_TO_LINK),$(BIN_DIR)\$(PROJECT_NAME).win.exe,$(BIN_DIR)\$(PROJECT_NAME).win.map,$(LIBS_TO_LINK),app.def/noi
Dec 06 2003
parent reply "Charles Sanders" <sanders-consulting comcast.net> writes:
hmm ok.

Walter can we get a definitive 'no that is in no way possible', or a 'yes
with some massaging' ?

C

<one_mad_alien hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:bqu13f$1han$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 In article <bqtj93$mtd$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Charles Sanders says...
Hey all,

I have a library that I want to compile that _has_ a WinMain () , and
then
just have the user compile a 'mainless' program with the compiler , is
this
possible ?  Im having some undefined mess with it running, if you
download
http://www.atari-soldiers.com/windy.zip it has makefiles that will build
it,
If i compile them all together ( windy.exe ) it runs as expected, but if
i
compile Windy as a lib, then compile the main.d and link to the lib
(windy_lib_main.exe) , it fails with Access Violation.  Please any help
is
appreciated thanks!

C
I tried some time ago to compile a lib with WinMain that expected and
external
 DFC_main ... but it all failed ... the linker seems to expect Main/WinMain
to be
 in an object file not one of the included libs.

 I get that Access Violation lots if I add/remove a member from an included
d
 file that is in a lib, but forget to recompile the lib (the depends in my
make
 file do not cover imports)

 check that you are not compiling the lib as debug and the main as release
 its late and I'm going to bed soon, but here is the examples from my make
file
 DMD=c:/dmd/bin/dmd.exe
 DMC=c:/dm/bin/dmc.exe
 DMLIB=c:/dm/bin/lib.exe
 LINK=c:/dm/bin/link.exe
 SC=c:/dm/bin/sc.exe

 DOPTS=-c -release -O
 DFLAGS= $(DOPTS) -I./src
 export DFLAGS
 DLIBS=phobos.lib snn.lib gc.lib GDI32.LIB KERNEL32.LIB USER32.LIB UUID.LIB
 CTL3D32.LIB COMDLG32.LIB COMCTL32.LIB ADVAPI32.LIB OLE32.LIB OLEAUT32.LIB


 ## console app (winmain but will open a console if double clicked on in
 explorer)
 $(BIN_DIR)/$(PROJECT_NAME).exe : $(LIB_DEPENDS) $(PROJ_OBJS)
 $(LINK) $(OBJS_TO_LINK),$(BIN_DIR)\$(PROJECT_NAME),,$(LIBS_TO_LINK)/noi

 ## gui app (need that there def file)
 $(BIN_DIR)/$(PROJECT_NAME).win.exe: $(BIN_DIR)/$(PROJECT_NAME).exe
 $(LINK)
$(OBJS_TO_LINK),$(BIN_DIR)\$(PROJECT_NAME).win.exe,$(BIN_DIR)\$(PROJECT_NAME ).win.map,$(LIBS_TO_LINK),app.def/noi

Dec 07 2003
next sibling parent "Charles Sanders" <sanders-consulting comcast.net> writes:
Actually it seems to work now , i had a static constructor that was
assigning a value to a static member of another class, i moved that into its
own static constructor and somehow it seems to work ( using a WinMain in a
lib, having the user link in an object file ) .

Im creating some docs right now, only bad thing about the lib is manual
placement ( ye old grid system ) of the controls , which I dont think will
be a problem given a good resizing system and dialog editor ( using native
code none of that .rc crap ).

Im putting it up at http://www.atari-soldiers.com/gpage.html1.html .

Its very easy to use and even easier to extend, everything's just a Window
so you can do whatever you like, and with some manipulation you can even
create floating controls on the desktop .

P.S. its not complete, im still wrapping some of the controls but expect a
usable version within a week or so.  Could anyone reading this download it
and report build problems ?

Thanks
C

"Charles Sanders" <sanders-consulting comcast.net> wrote in message
news:br0f0r$273d$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 hmm ok.

 Walter can we get a definitive 'no that is in no way possible', or a 'yes
 with some massaging' ?

 C

 <one_mad_alien hotmail.com> wrote in message
 news:bqu13f$1han$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 In article <bqtj93$mtd$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Charles Sanders says...
Hey all,

I have a library that I want to compile that _has_ a WinMain () , and
then
just have the user compile a 'mainless' program with the compiler , is
this
possible ?  Im having some undefined mess with it running, if you
download
http://www.atari-soldiers.com/windy.zip it has makefiles that will
build
 it,
If i compile them all together ( windy.exe ) it runs as expected, but
if
 i
compile Windy as a lib, then compile the main.d and link to the lib
(windy_lib_main.exe) , it fails with Access Violation.  Please any help
is
appreciated thanks!

C
I tried some time ago to compile a lib with WinMain that expected and
external
 DFC_main ... but it all failed ... the linker seems to expect
Main/WinMain
 to be
 in an object file not one of the included libs.

 I get that Access Violation lots if I add/remove a member from an
included
 d
 file that is in a lib, but forget to recompile the lib (the depends in
my
 make
 file do not cover imports)

 check that you are not compiling the lib as debug and the main as
release
 its late and I'm going to bed soon, but here is the examples from my
make
 file
 DMD=c:/dmd/bin/dmd.exe
 DMC=c:/dm/bin/dmc.exe
 DMLIB=c:/dm/bin/lib.exe
 LINK=c:/dm/bin/link.exe
 SC=c:/dm/bin/sc.exe

 DOPTS=-c -release -O
 DFLAGS= $(DOPTS) -I./src
 export DFLAGS
 DLIBS=phobos.lib snn.lib gc.lib GDI32.LIB KERNEL32.LIB USER32.LIB
UUID.LIB
 CTL3D32.LIB COMDLG32.LIB COMCTL32.LIB ADVAPI32.LIB OLE32.LIB
OLEAUT32.LIB
 ## console app (winmain but will open a console if double clicked on in
 explorer)
 $(BIN_DIR)/$(PROJECT_NAME).exe : $(LIB_DEPENDS) $(PROJ_OBJS)
 $(LINK) $(OBJS_TO_LINK),$(BIN_DIR)\$(PROJECT_NAME),,$(LIBS_TO_LINK)/noi

 ## gui app (need that there def file)
 $(BIN_DIR)/$(PROJECT_NAME).win.exe: $(BIN_DIR)/$(PROJECT_NAME).exe
 $(LINK)
$(OBJS_TO_LINK),$(BIN_DIR)\$(PROJECT_NAME).win.exe,$(BIN_DIR)\$(PROJECT_NAME
 ).win.map,$(LIBS_TO_LINK),app.def/noi

Dec 07 2003
prev sibling parent Georg Wrede <Georg_member pathlink.com> writes:
In article <br0f0r$273d$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Charles Sanders says...
Walter can we get a definitive 'no that is in no way possible', or a 'yes
with some massaging' ?
I have a library that I want to compile that _has_ a WinMain () , and
then just have the user compile a 'mainless' program with the compiler, is this possible ? Im having some undefined mess with it running, if you download http://www.atari-soldiers.com/windy.zip it has makefiles that will build
Isn't the existence of a WinMain a Windows specific thing? I mean, it may not be at all possible to _have_ a WinMain in a dll? I'm no guru at this, but what if you told the library users to have an otherwise empty WinMain that just calls AtariSoldiersDllMain?
Dec 07 2003