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Using ocx from a VC console application

Hi,
I'm using a third party .ocx in a VB environment without problem. Now I aim to use it within a Win32 console application (Visual C++ 6). My .ocx has not to interact any way with the user (no windows).
Is there a sample for this?
Best regards
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cbonjovi
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TriskelionCommented:
How are you calling to the ocx?
Did you convert it to a class first?

You can create a fake (temporary) GUI just to get the ocx converted, then move it into your console app project.
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cbonjoviAuthor Commented:
Ok, this is an idea.
The problem is temporary GUI and console app MUST BE the same .exe.
Could you provide a sample for this?
Thank you very much
Regards,
Christian
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wendersonCommented:
Win32 console applications are regular Windows applications, so if you want to create a window or a dialog, just call the correct functions, ex.:

#include <windows.h>

int main()
{
  MessageBox(0, "Hello there, GUI world!", "My Console Application", MB_OK);
  return 0;
}

The opposite is also true, you can create an GUI application which creates a console instead of a window.

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TriskelionCommented:
I meant...
  You will only create the the temporary GUI app to make the class wizard allow you to import the ocx into your project.

Once the OCX has been converted to CPP/.h by the class wizard, you can copy the files over to your console app directory and add them to your project.

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cbonjoviAuthor Commented:
I see Triskelion,
good idea, but I didn't understand how.
Could you provide an example?
Regards
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cbonjoviAuthor Commented:
But at the end,
how to import an activex control in a VisualC++ console application?
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TriskelionCommented:
Yes, after you have created the class from the OCX, copy the .cpp and .h files into your console ap;p project directory.

Select
   project -> Add To Project -> Files
Browse and select the .h and .cpp files you just copied over.

You may need to change the header file name included in  the new .cpp file and remove the #include <stdafx.h>
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