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A project with ATL and MFC

I'm working on a project based on ATL (with Visual Studio.NET 2002), say project A. I need to add an existing project based on MFC (say project B) to the project A. Simply adding the new project Visual Studio compiles them with no errors. But when I try to include a .h file of project B in the project A, I get the error:

fatal error C1189: #error :  "CWnd class isn't included (include AFXWIN.H)"
(this error is in the .h file of project B included in a file of project A).

Then I include also afxwin.h in project A, but I get the error:

\afxv_w32.h(18): fatal error C1189: #error :  WINDOWS.H already included.  MFC apps must not #include <windows.h>

I have done a lot of tries to solve the problem, but with no results.

Can someone help me?
Thank you in advance.

Furio

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pappone
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rcarlanCommented:
Simply adding a header file from one project to another will not necessarily enable you to exchange data or otherwise 'connect' the two projects. What is it that you're trying to achieve?

Radu
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papponeAuthor Commented:
Hi Radu,
the project A (based on ATL) is a framework with some edit windows; each window has a particular aim, one of these has to be a terminal for communicating through the serial port with an external device by AT commands. The project B provides some classes that wrap the windows API functions for serial communications. This project has been written for integrating it in a MFC project. Indeed, adding a header file from one project to another is only the first step for integrating project B in project A, but, unfortunately, this first step fails. You can find project B at: http://www.codeproject.com/system/serial.asp. The project B is the project "Serial" in this site. The header file that I tried to add in project A is SerialMFC.h.

Thank you very much for your comments.

Furio
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rcarlanCommented:
First thing to do is to add MFC support to your ATL project:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;173974

You will have to configure both projects A and B to link dynamically to MFC. Then, link A to B, also dynamically.

Radu
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