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can I use CStrings in linux? if so what headers do i need to include?
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You would have to copy the MFC *.cpp implementation file and the header file.

Most of CString will work in Linux/Unix, however you'll have some problems with the CString::Format function.
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You'll find the implementation in the STRCORE.CPP file:
MICROSOFT VISUAL STUDIO\VC98\MFC\SRC\STRCORE.CPP

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>>can I use CStrings in linux?

No. Use STL strings instead, they are portable. See http://www.msoe.edu/eecs/cese/resources/stl/string.htm
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The class declaration is in the AFX.H file.
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>>You'll find the implementation in the STRCORE.CPP

Well, but I strongly doubt that using it on Linux is covered by the MFC license :o)

// This is a part of the Microsoft Foundation Classes C++ library.
// Copyright (C) 1992-1998 Microsoft Corporation
// All rights reserved.
//
// This source code is only intended as a supplement to the
// Microsoft Foundation Classes Reference and related
// electronic documentation provided with the library.
// See these sources for detailed information regarding the
// Microsoft Foundation Classes product.
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There is a replacement class for CString (called CStr) on www.codeguru.com that will work on UNIX/Linux
Check out the following link:
http://codeguru.earthweb.com/string/index.shtml
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>>Well, but I strongly doubt that using it on Linux is covered by the MFC license :o)

I was answering the question from a technical view point, and not a legal view point.
But you're correct.
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