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How to include MFC in a Console application

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I'm working with a Visual C++ 6 Console Application on Win98.
I have to add DataBase classes with DAO support.
How can I include MFC in my project, so I can derive CDAORecordset?
Best regards,
Chris
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See http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q152/6/96.asp ('HOWTO: Using the MFC Database Classes in Console Applications')
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Use Visual Studio togenerate your Console prog codes:

New ->
Projects->Win32 Console Application
select:  An application that supports MFC

generate codes, it would look like:

// The one and only application object
CWinApp theApp;
using namespace std;
int _tmain(int argc, TCHAR* argv[], TCHAR* envp[])
{
     int nRetCode = 0;
     // initialize MFC and print and error on failure
     if (!AfxWinInit(::GetModuleHandle(NULL), NULL, ::GetCommandLine(), 0))
     {
          // TODO: change error code to suit your needs
          cerr << _T("Fatal Error: MFC initialization failed") << endl;
          nRetCode = 1;
     }
     else
     {
          // TODO: code your application's behavior here.
          CString strHello;
          strHello.LoadString(IDS_HELLO);
          cout << (LPCTSTR)strHello << endl;
     }
     return nRetCode;
}

Now, you can use any  MFC's classes to do whatever you want.
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by:Triskelion
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I always cheated (using ODBC).
I made two projects.
One that is the console app and one that is a CFormView app.
I would build the ODBC classes in the CFormView so I could use the class wizard.  Then I would copy the class out of one project and insert it into the other.

Once you have the classes defined, it's pretty much the same as a GUI.
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by:Thomas_Dzieran
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If you didn't chose MFC support option when you created
your console application, you can still add it:

in your stdafx.h file add
#include <afxwin.h>
#include <afxdao.h> //for Dao support.

Go to project/settings.
In C/C++ tab, in the category field choose:
 "Code Generation"
In the "Use run-time library" field, choose:
 "Debug Multithreaded"
Rebuild you project.

Now you can use MFC and work with DA0
(create db, recordset, etc.).
Let me know if it helps.
Thomas Adam Dzieran
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