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MFC and C++ builder

Posted on 1997-09-02
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How to use (incorporate) MFC with Borland C++ Builder?
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Question by:wpmaurice
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by:Lucidity
ID: 1305428
I have spent many many many hours and have come to the conclusion that this cannot be done. In theory, yes, but in practice you will be bashing your head into a rubber wall.

If someone out there actually has done this I am as interested as you are.

ciao
Lucidity
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by:Lucidity
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I have spent many many many hours and have come to the conclusion that this cannot be done. In theory, yes, but in practice you will be bashing your head into a rubber wall.

If someone out there actually has done this I am as interested as you are.

ciao
Lucidity
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by:AVaulin
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The easiest way to do what you want is exchanging DLL and H files between compilers. I've did this with success. Another way is exchanging LIB and H files.
Good luck.
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by:mbhakta
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There was this pretty good article in I think DDJ or WDJ about using C++ Builder. Now, let me tell you something, there is a statement in the article saying, don't even bother putting MFC and C++ Builder together. It is not like Borland C++.

So I think the only solution is what AVaulin has suggested.
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bsturk earned 50 total points
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The only way that is supported by Borland and that will compile is to get the recompiled libs and .h files that unfortunately only come with BC++ 5.02.  If you own the Professional or higher version of Borland Builder BC++ 5.02 is available for free.  See http://www.nh.ultranet.com/~bsturk for more details on the free compiler.  Hacking the MFC .h files are a pain, I have used the files from BC++ 5.02 and it compiles MFC code just fine.
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