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I am developing an application which has several views. All these views have some common attributes, so I need a class inherits from CView class and all the other views derived from this intermediate class. I put       DECLARE_DYNCREATE(CMyView)
DECLARE_MESSAGE_MAP()
in the derived class. But there are some link problems: error LNK2001: unresolved external symbol "public: static struct CRuntimeClass const  CMyView::classCMyView" (?classCMyView@CMyView@@2UCRuntimeClass@@B).
Is it possible to have an intermediate class? How to do it?
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SamratAshok earned 80 total points
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Yes, you can have as many classes as you want (or have time to write :-;)

Your error message has nothing to with the fact that you are deriving a layer.

Actually most common cause of that error is that you missed IMPLEMENT_DYNCREATE
macro, or even more common, did not supply right class names as macro arguments.

I have derived from a view for generic several times. As a personal rule I always make the
generic class abstract, though not strictly necessary.

In my latest code it looked something like this (using Formview)
class AFX_EXT_CLASS CGenericView : public CFormView
{
   protected:
      CGenericView(UINT nIDTemplate, char cDelim = DELIMITER);
      DECLARE_DYNAMIC(CGenericView)
   public:
      virtual ~CGenericView();
..
}

 in .CPP
make sure that you have

IMPLEMENT_DYNAMIC(CGenericView,CFormView)
with the right class names.

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Thank you, Mr. SamratAshok. It works. But it works only when I put the whole derived class in one header file. When I split the class into 2 parts, .h and .cpp files, there is compile error: unexpected file end encountered in the .cpp file. Could please tell me why? How to solve the problem.
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Thats strange ....

I usually get that error if  I missed stdafx.h include in the .cpp
or sometimes a semicolon at the end of class definition.

In either case you should get the error message if definition and declaration are  in same file.

Try stdafx and if it does not work include your code somehow (atleast all rel. pieces)

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I tried stdafx. I didn't work. And I have a semicolon at the end of class definition.

The error is at the end of the .cpp file:

fatal error C1010: unexpected end of file while looking for precompiled header directive


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Post your code
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