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703Re: CC2 and .Net 2.0

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  • amdobritt
    Nov 15 8:04 AM
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      I'm willing to be a guinea pig. :)

      Tutorials on how to make an XP would be good too.

      Anna M. Dobritt
      Cartography Unlimited for RPGs

      --- In cc2-dev-l@yahoogroups.com, "L. Lee Saunders" <saunderl@h...>
      > Everyone,
      > The Microsoft .Net Framework has been our since 2002. When it was
      > released I tried to integrate it with CC2. Building an unmanaged
      C++ dill
      > (XP) that ran under CC2 was simple but trying to call managed C# or
      > code from an unmanaged dll was out of the range of most casual
      > (Or full time programmers, like myself, that only wanted to do this
      for a
      > hobby and not for work.)
      > But now with the release of the 2.0 version of the Framework, most
      of the
      > interop issues are fixed so it is quite simple.
      > Microsoft is giving away the scaled down version of there IDE at:
      > http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/
      > You can download the C#, the VB and the C++ editions! To create a
      CC2 XP
      > dll you will also need to download (for free) the Win32 SDK, but
      that is
      > explained on the C++ express edition page.
      > I've rewritten the random name generator XP that I did as a bridge
      > C++ and VB6, in C#. It works flawlessly. This opens up the ease
      of use C#
      > for things like database access and forms programming. It does not
      get the
      > programmer out of having to learn the CC2 entites database and
      > though. Maybe a bridge can be created later but not now.
      > So, is there enough interest in writing hybrid C++/C# or VB.Net
      XP's on this
      > list for some tutorials? (I'll also need one or two guinea pigs as
      > Or, should we, as members of the list, concentrate on writing XP's
      in C++
      > and helping new programmers up the C++ learning curve?
      > L. Lee Saunders
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