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reply "W這dzimierz Skiba" <abx abx.art.pl> writes:
Hi,

I'm trying to link with htmlhelp.lib. First I created htmlhelp.lib from 
hhctrl.ocx as I did for Borland compiler. It works fine.

 C:\dm\bin\implib dmc\wingui\Lib\htmlhelp.lib C:\WINNT\system32\hhctrl.ocx
 Digital Mars Import Library Manager Version 7.6B1n
 Copyright (C) Digital Mars 2000.  All Rights Reserved.
 Input is a Windows NT DLL file 'HHCTRL.OCX'.
 Output is a Windows NT import library.
 Digital Mars Import Library Creator complete.

then I tried link my application with it as I did for Borland and other various 
compilers. I needed htmlhelp.h so I installed "HTML Help Workshop" from
Microsoft. 
Application compiled fine, but when linking it can't resolve:

  dmc\wingui\lib\engine.lib(engine)
   Error 42: Symbol Undefined _HtmlHelpA 16

I tried implib with and without "/s" switch but it doesn't changed 
anything. Anybody succesfully use HtmlHelp im dmc compilations ? Any hint ?

ABX
May 13 2003
parent reply "Walter" <walter digitalmars.com> writes:
"W這dzimierz Skiba" <abx abx.art.pl> wrote in message
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   dmc\wingui\lib\engine.lib(engine)
    Error 42: Symbol Undefined _HtmlHelpA 16

 I tried implib with and without "/s" switch but it doesn't changed
 anything. Anybody succesfully use HtmlHelp im dmc compilations ? Any hint

www.digitalmars.com/faq.html sysimport should be helpful.
May 13 2003
next sibling parent reply "W這dzimierz Skiba" <abx abx.art.pl> writes:
"Walter" <walter digitalmars.com> wrote in
news:b9sg1o$3j1$1 digitaldaemon.com: 
 www.digitalmars.com/faq.html sysimport
 should be helpful.

Thanks, but it does not solved problem, probably due to limitations in IMPLIB. I made following two lines: C:\dm\bin\implib /s dmc\wingui\htmlhelp.lib C:\WINNT\system32\hhctrl.ocx C:\dm\bin\implib dmc\wingui\htmlhelp.lib dmc\htmlhelp.def And it worked without any errors during linking C:\dm\bin\implib /s dmc\wingui\htmlhelp.lib C:\WINNT\system32\hhctrl.ocx Digital Mars Import Library Manager Version 7.6B1n Copyright (C) Digital Mars 2000. All Rights Reserved. Input is a Windows NT DLL file 'HHCTRL.OCX'. Output is a Windows NT import library. Digital Mars Import Library Creator complete. C:\dm\bin\implib dmc\wingui\htmlhelp.lib dmc\htmlhelp.def Digital Mars Import Library Manager Version 7.6B1n Copyright (C) Digital Mars 2000. All Rights Reserved. Output is a Windows NT import library. Digital Mars Import Library Creator complete. where my htmlhelp.def is: LIBRARY hhctrl EXETYPE NT SUBSYSTEM WINDOWS EXPORTS _HtmlHelpA 16 = HtmlHelpA But when my application starts it says it can't find hhctrl.dll. So I changed: LIBRARY hhctrl to LIBRARY hhctrl.ocx and then it reports unexpected dot in LIBRARY syntax. The solution could be to rename hhctrol.ocx to hhctrl.dll but it is: 1) not nice to ask every user to do this favor my application by hand, 2) not nice to distribute since it is covered by MS license. 3) not nice to do it automagically on every platform since hhctrl.ocx is registered component of system So solution has to be found on IMPLIB side. Any hints ? TIA ABX
May 13 2003
parent "Walter" <walter digitalmars.com> writes:
"W這dzimierz Skiba" <abx abx.art.pl> wrote in message
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 where my htmlhelp.def is:
   LIBRARY hhctrl
   EXETYPE NT
   SUBSYSTEM WINDOWS
   EXPORTS
   _HtmlHelpA 16 = HtmlHelpA

 But when my application starts it says it can't find hhctrl.dll. So I

   LIBRARY hhctrl
 to
   LIBRARY hhctrl.ocx
 and then it reports unexpected dot in LIBRARY syntax.
 The solution could be to rename hhctrol.ocx to hhctrl.dll but it is:
 1) not nice to ask every user to do this favor my application by hand,
 2) not nice to distribute since it is covered by MS license.
 3) not nice to do it automagically on every platform since hhctrl.ocx is

 component of system

 So solution has to be found on IMPLIB side. Any hints ? TIA

What you can do is make the def file statement hhctrl_ocx (use _ instead of .), and then patch the resulting binary to set it back to a '.'
May 14 2003
prev sibling parent gf <mz_y2k yahoo...com> writes:
"Walter" <walter digitalmars.com> wrote in
news:b9sg1o$3j1$1 digitaldaemon.com: 

 
 "W這dzimierz Skiba" <abx abx.art.pl> wrote in message
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   dmc\wingui\lib\engine.lib(engine)
    Error 42: Symbol Undefined _HtmlHelpA 16

 I tried implib with and without "/s" switch but it doesn't changed
 anything. Anybody succesfully use HtmlHelp im dmc compilations ? Any
 hint 

www.digitalmars.com/faq.html sysimport should be helpful.

Walter meant "http://www.digitalmars.com/faq#sysimport"
May 14 2003