Creating a driver in Borland? Incompatibility Borland/MS Visual Studio?
Posted on 2004-04-06
I want to use a Firewire camera with a program I've written in Borland C++ Builder 6. The problem is that I can't get it working in Borland.
Here are some details:
I have the source code of a Firewire driver (CMU). I compile the driver (.SYS) with DDK and I compile the library (.DLL) with Microsoft Visual Studio .NET. Then, I link it to a project compiled in MS Visual Studio .NET and everything works.
The thing is, I want to compile my project in Borland for various reasons. Now, I can't just link my Borland project to the DLL compiled in MS Visual Studio, because of an incompatibillity issue. So I want to compile the driver and .DLL immediately in Borland. Like that, everything is compiled in Borland and I won't encounter incompatibilities.
First, I don't know how to compile the driver (.sys) in Borland. I have no idea. So I continue to use the .sys file created by the DDK of windows.
Secondly, I was able to create the DLL in Borland. It compiled. However, My program is not able to initialize the camera. (and this was no problem in the Windows project mentioned earlier).
Basically, what I'm looking for is some explanation about how to make drivers in Borland and about the possible problems that exist when using a .SYS generated by DDK with a .DLL generated by Borland.
I hope I made myself clear. Hoping for a clear answer.