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I have an application that has both c and c++ files. I have written some functions that I want to over ride some windows functions, namely Registry calls. For example i have a function called my_RegCreateEx and what I want is that when my code calls RegCreateEx I want the call to go to my_RegCreateEx and not the windows default RegCreateEx found in winreg.h.

I have created my_RegCreateEx() function call in a cpp file and used the extern "c" in the my header file, call it my_reg.h. Also in another header file, call it my_functions.h I have a defined as follows:
#define my_RegCreateEx RegCreateEx. Now in any cpp file that I have:
#include "my_functions.h"
#include "my_reg.h"
where I have a call to RegCreateEx() the code will go to my function my_RegCreateEx() as expected but in any C files where I have a RegCreateEx() call it goes to the windows function, which I do not want.

I need help where no matter what type of file, C or C++, the RegCreateEx call will always go to my_RegCreateEx call.

Thanks for you help
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Question by:atomicgs12
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by:Infinity08
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Can you show the exact header files you are using ?

Didn't you also mean :

        #define RegCreateEx my_RegCreateEx

instead of :

        #define my_RegCreateEx RegCreateEx

?
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Zoppo earned 500 total points
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Hi atomicgs12,

I don't know if I really understand, but at least I think this is wrong:

#define my_RegCreateEx RegCreateEx

I would think you need something like this, best in the header where my_RegCreateEx is declared:

// after declaration of my_RegCreateEx
#undef RegCreateEx
#define RegCreateEx my_RegCreateEx

Hope that helps,

if not please post more of the code, including the declaration of my_RegCreateEx.

ZOPPO
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by:rendaduiyan
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you need to define a new function as RegCreateExA
//include both windows header file and your header file.
#include ....

#ifdef OWN_REGCREATE
#define RegCreateExA my_RegCreateEx
#else
#define RegCreateExA RegCreateEx
#endif

In your codes, call RegCreateExA directly and do not care about which one is called.
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by:Pramod Bugudai
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Hi atomicgs12,
                            this is one general idea that whenever you are using some c language function with some C++ type function you need to define like this:

#ifdef __cplusplus
extern "C"
{
#endif
           //C type function
           int add(int,int);
           int multiply(int,int);
#ifdef __cplusplus
};
#endif

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