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I need to port some C++ code that was built using Borland C++ Builder 5.5 to the latest Builder that Embarcadero has come up with. The original code was built for Windows NT. Now the new platform is Windows 7. What are the things that I need to be aware of? Probably the two migrations are independent of each other, but anyone has experience with this?
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Hi olm,

I used C++ Builder 5 for a long time and really liked it.  I've ported most of my work to the newer Embarcadero environments, and most went quite easily.  Most of the GUI objects are upward compatible so little change is necessary there.

The biggest thing that I found "different" is that C++ Builder seems friendlier about casting constants.  I spent a lot of time changing the specific integer types to the correct types.

  1UI64      -- 64 unsigned integer constant 1
  UINT64    -- 64 unsigned integer type

Not tough, but I had a ton of code with the extended or specific types and had to convert most of it.


Kent
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