C++ object method called from C

Posted on 1998-12-10
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2010-04-02
I have to mix up C library functions and C++ objects.
At some point I wish that a C function calls a C++ method.

The problem is that the C functions is called from a .c compiled file.

This is an example of the cf function called from a function defined in a .c file.
cf( void* p ){

Apparently it is possible to call C functions from C++ but not the reverse.

Any help would be warmly welcomed.
Question by:meessen
  • 2

Accepted Solution

stsanz earned 800 total points
ID: 1179818
Try defining an exported C function in your C++ files to wrap up the object method, so you can call C from C.

Declare this wrapper function as :
extern "C" MyWrapperFunction (...)
{ ... }


Author Comment

ID: 1179819
Ok. Just found out my self in the same time.
You gave the right answer.

I thought that using extern "C" would disallow to use method calls from within the encapsulated function. But apparently not. My test work.

Enjoy the points and the grade ;-)


Expert Comment

ID: 1179820
extern "C" only defines how external parameters and return values are passed through, and how exported functions are named (the latter is different between C and C++)

Nevertheless, your extern "C" function is still C++ because it is defined in a CPP file.


Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Errors will happen. It is a fact of life for the programmer. How and when errors are detected have a great impact on quality and cost of a product. It is better to detect errors at compile time, when possible and practical. Errors that make their wa…
Introduction This article is the first in a series of articles about the C/C++ Visual Studio Express debugger.  It provides a quick start guide in using the debugger. Part 2 focuses on additional topics in breakpoints.  Lastly, Part 3 focuses on th…
The goal of the video will be to teach the user the difference and consequence of passing data by value vs passing data by reference in C++. An example of passing data by value as well as an example of passing data by reference will be be given. Bot…
The viewer will learn how to use the return statement in functions in C++. The video will also teach the user how to pass data to a function and have the function return data back for further processing.

627 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question