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Conversion from BC++ 5.02 to BC++ Builder 5.5?

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I have a major application that has been done in BC++ 5.02 (the old C++, not Builder) for the last 5 years... I now need to take advantage of some of the newer Win32 API that are not in the .h and .lib files supplied with BC++ 5.02.  I am trying to get some info on how much work the conversion will be from BC++ 5.02 IDE/project to BC++ Builder 5.5?

Is this an easy move?  Is it just load and go or will there be days worth of changes, IDE learning curve, code updates, etc...

Any advice would be greatly appreciated...

Thanks,
Jeff
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by:AlexVirochovsky
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>>BC++ Builder 5.5
I know Bc 5.5(command line tool), but last Builder's version is 5
If you really want go from BC 5.02 to BCB5, you must make
huge work: in BCB no OWL, exists VCL(and this is NOT
same think). You must create form, write/copy handlers,
chnage OWL classes to VCL classes, use database controls
of BCB ...
If you  go from BC 5.02 to BC 5.5, it is other problem:
using OWL. Really , I don't try it, but seems me
you need sources of OWL(from package) and use it in your
Apps.
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by:jeffs1
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Actually, the app does not use any OWL.  It is ALL straight Win32 API.

DOes BCB 5.5. read a BC 5.02 project file (.ide) and convert or do I need to set-up a whole new project?

The two reasons I would convert are:
1) Be able to have latest .lib and .h files for Windows
2) Take advantage of compiler advances in the last 6 years

So, for a straight Win32 app... how hard is the conversion?  Are the advantages worth it?

Jeff
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by:AlexVirochovsky
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>>BCB 5.5. read a BC 5.02 project file (.ide)
Not BCB 5, not bc 5.5 dasn't read ide file
In BCB 5 your poject file (bpl) will be created automatically.  
bc 5.5 is line tool w/o IDE, you must only use mak file.
But check out Quincy 2000 by Al Stevens
Home page = http://www.midifitz.com/alstevens/ 
Quincy page = http://www.midifitz.com/alstevens/quincy.html 
Or use VIDE
http://www.objectcentral.com/ 

>>So, for a straight Win32 app... how hard is the conversion
By your description I think, that conversion to
bc 5.5 is not so hard.
 
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by:jeffs1
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Am I missing something here?  Seems like it...

Is BCB 5 and BCC 5.5 two different products?

The Borland Web site is terrible about product info...

Looks like the only product is BC Builder... what is the product you refer to as BC 5.5?

Jeff
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by:AlexVirochovsky
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>>Is BCB 5 and BCC 5.5 two different products?
Yes.
>>Looks like the only product is BC Builder
No
>>what is the product you refer to as BC 5.5?
http://community.borland.com/cpp/ 5.5
http://community.borland.com/article/0,1410,20633,00.html
Free C++ Translator(it is part of BCB 5, but may be used
separatly) + Debugger

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jeffs1, is my info helped?  
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