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Re: MathLink with MS Visual Studio 2008

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  • Subject: [mg85272] Re: MathLink with MS Visual Studio 2008
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de>
  • Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2008 05:59:34 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Uni Leipzig
  • References: <fo1a3l$g38$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Reply-to: kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de

Hi,

it is the same as with VS 2005, you must switch of the
unicode maros in the Microsoft header with
$(NOINHERIT)
in your preprocessor definitions.

Regards
   Jens

Steve Luttrell wrote:
> I use Mathematica 6 with Windows Vista.
> 
> I have just downloaded MS Visual C++ 2008 Express to set it up to work with 
> MathLink. It installs itself along with the MS Visual Studio 2008 
> development environment. The documentation for Mathematica 6 (see 
> tutorial/MathLinkDeveloperGuide-Windows) assumes you have MS Visual Studio 
> 2005 (note 2005, NOT 2008), but I hoped that any differences between the 
> 2005 and 2008 versions would be minor, so I set about getting the addtwo 
> example to work. BTW, the prebuilt addtwo example works OK for me.
> 
> I followed all of the instructions in 
> tutorial/MathLinkDeveloperGuide-Windows for setting up an addtwo project 
> without any problems, except for:
> (1) In the additional dependencies step (step 16 of the instructions) I 
> found that ml32i3.lib does NOT exist, so I used ml32i3m.lib instead.
> (2) In the custom build step (step 21 of the instructions) I had to use 
> explicit paths rather than the cleverly constructed paths that were 
> suggested.
> 
> I then built addtwo.exe, and there were no errors but a lot of warnings (see 
> the transcript below). I then tried to install addtwo in a fresh Mathematica 
> session, but the install hung up on me and never returned.
> 
> Presumably there is an installation detail that is somehow different for the 
> MS Visual Studio 2008 version (compared to the 2005 version), but there are 
> so many things that I could tweak that I don't know where to begin.
> 
> Can anyone help?
> 
> addtwo build transcript:
> 
> 1>------ Rebuild All started: Project: addtwo, Configuration: Debug 
> Win32 ------
> 1>Deleting intermediate and output files for project 'addtwo', configuration 
> 'Debug|Win32'
> 1>Performing Custom Build Step
> 1>Compiling...
> 1>addtwo.c
> 1>addtwotm.c
> 1>c:\users\steve luttrell\documents\temp\visual c++ 
> 2008\addtwo\addtwotm.c(75) : warning C4133: 'function' : incompatible 
> types - from 'char [7]' to 'LPCWSTR'
> 1>c:\users\steve luttrell\documents\temp\visual c++ 
> 2008\addtwo\addtwotm.c(78) : warning C4133: 'function' : incompatible 
> types - from 'char [260]' to 'LPWCH'
> 1>c:\users\steve luttrell\documents\temp\visual c++ 
> 2008\addtwo\addtwotm.c(88) : warning C4133: 'function' : incompatible 
> types - from 'char [7]' to 'LPCWSTR'
> 1>c:\users\steve luttrell\documents\temp\visual c++ 
> 2008\addtwo\addtwotm.c(93) : warning C4133: '=' : incompatible types - from 
> 'LPSTR' to 'LPCWSTR'
> 1>c:\users\steve luttrell\documents\temp\visual c++ 
> 2008\addtwo\addtwotm.c(94) : warning C4133: '=' : incompatible types - from 
> 'char [10]' to 'LPCWSTR'
> 1>c:\users\steve luttrell\documents\temp\visual c++ 
> 2008\addtwo\addtwotm.c(100) : warning C4133: 'function' : incompatible 
> types - from 'char [10]' to 'LPCWSTR'
> 1>c:\users\steve luttrell\documents\temp\visual c++ 
> 2008\addtwo\addtwotm.c(100) : warning C4133: 'function' : incompatible 
> types - from 'char *' to 'LPCWSTR'
> 1>addtwotm.c(480) : warning C4133: 'function' : incompatible types - from 
> 'char [64]' to 'LPWSTR'
> 1>addtwotm.c(492) : warning C4133: 'function' : incompatible types - from 
> 'char [64]' to 'LPCWSTR'
> 1>Generating Code...
> 1>Compiling manifest to resources...
> 1>Microsoft (R) Windows (R) Resource Compiler Version 6.0.5724.0
> 1>Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.
> 1>Linking...
> 1>Embedding manifest...
> 1>Microsoft (R) Windows (R) Resource Compiler Version 6.0.5724.0
> 1>Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.
> 1>Build log was saved at "file://c:\Users\Steve 
> Luttrell\Documents\Temp\Visual C++ 2008\addtwo\Debug\BuildLog.htm"
> 1>addtwo - 0 error(s), 9 warning(s)
> ========== Rebuild All: 1 succeeded, 0 failed, 0 skipped ==========
> 
> Stephen Luttrell
> West Malvern, UK 
> 
> 


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