WTL Installation Problems

Posted on 2005-03-17
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Last Modified: 2013-11-25
hi am having problems installing the wtl 7.1 into my c++ folder

I've downloaded it, but I don't know where 2 copy the files 2.

could anyone of u help me copy the wtl files to my c++ folder

am on Visual C++ 6.0

Question by:SaLz
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You cannot use wtl 7.1 with your compiler, see http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1be1eb52-aa96-4685-99a5-4256737781c5&displaylang=en ("Windows Template Library (WTL) 7.1"), which clearly states "Microsoft Visual C++ .NET 2002 or 2003, or Visual C++ 6.0, or eMbedded Visual C++ 4.0 or 3.0" as the requirements.

If you are using VC6, you should have downloaded http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=128E26EE-2112-4CF7-B28E-7727D9A1F288&displaylang=en ("Windows Template Library (WTL) 7.0"), which is wtl70.exe, a self-extracting archive that you can expand to any folder of your choice. Check the 'readme.htm' file for the installation insttructions, it basically boild down to

"To install WTL, just copy the whole directory structure, or unpack the archive file, to the location of your choice. Please be sure to add the WTL\include directory to the list of include directories in VC++, so that the compiler can find them when you include them in your projects.."

That in mind, I'd suggest to create a 'WTL' folder under your 'VC98' directory and copy the files there. Then, modify your 'INCLUDE' environment variable.

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