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Re: Re: MathLink with MS Visual Studio 2008

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  • Subject: [mg85396] Re: [mg85385] Re: MathLink with MS Visual Studio 2008
  • From: Steve Wilson <stevew at wolfram.com>
  • Date: Sat, 9 Feb 2008 04:12:47 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <fo1a3l$g38$1@smc.vnet.net> <fo9ftn$s9u$1@smc.vnet.net> <foekjj$i88$1@smc.vnet.net> <200802080334.WAA04005@smc.vnet.net>

This problem has been fixed in a forthcoming version of Mathematica.

Steve Wilson
Wolfram Research Inc.


On Feb 7, 2008, at 8:34 PM, Jens-Peer Kuska wrote:

> Hi,
>
> you must look at the outout C/C++ file from mprep
> it assume 8 bit characters, but Visual Studio by default
> assume unicode, i.e., 16 bit charaters. When VS assume
> unicode the header of VS contain a switch, that
> call the unicode version of WinMain() and this clashes
> with the definitions that mprep insert in your final
> C/C++ file
>
> Regards
>   Jens
>
> Steve Luttrell wrote:
>> Thanks for that.
>>
>> I have no idea where you found out about $(NOINHERIT), it's not in
>> tutorial/MathLinkDeveloperGuide-Windows, but it worked for me.
>>
>> Stephen Luttrell
>> West Malvern, UK
>>
>> "Jens-Peer Kuska" <kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de> wrote in message
>> news:fo9ftn$s9u$1 at smc.vnet.net...
>>> 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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