Need to be able to a DLL (how/template to use)
Posted on 2006-06-01
I use the R&R (ReportWorks) report writer. It has the ability to call a DLL, specify the functions and then pass a 8000 character buffer, returning the modified buffer and a T/F value as the return value.
I don't program in C and am looking for a template and instructions that I can use as a basis for creating a dll collection of some additional functions not available in R&R. For example, do while/for next loops, building encryption routines, etc.
I have access to visual C Version 6 from Microsoft.
Does anyone have something that I can use as a template to learn how to start doing this.
The DLL would be a dynamic DLL loaded at runtime. Please be thorough in your answer as I don't current program in C but can learn what is needed. There would be no data access, only the passing of the 8000 character string buffer, parsing of parameters from the buffer, performance of string/math calculations, packing the results in the buffer and setting the return value.