#255 Expat 1.95.6 for Windows - How to use

Not a Bug

I am a student not familiar to the procedure of making
non standard libraries available to Visual C++ .NET.

I have downloaded the above including the static lib.

But where and how exactly do I have to tell my Linker
where to look for these files?? Or do I have to copy them

Currently I get the following message (and several others
looking similar):

test error LNK2001: unresolved external symbol "void
__cdecl XML_SetCharacterDataHandler(struct
XML_ParserStruct *,void (__cdecl*)(void *,char const
*,int))" (?

The sentence "build and install in the usual manner"
from the reference isn´t helpful to me.

So what is the usual manner???

Thanks a lot
Werner Gerstmayr


  • Karl Waclawek

    Karl Waclawek - 2003-05-15
    • status: open --> closed
  • Karl Waclawek

    Karl Waclawek - 2003-05-15

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    Currently we do not have anyone on the team using
    VC++.NET. However, the Expat source distribution
    comes with a .dsw file for VC++ 6.0. So, if you know
    how to use VC++ 6.0 then it should be no problem for
    you to open the workspace and study the sample

    I suppose that Microsoft provides documentation on
    how to migrate from VC++ 6.0 to the new .NET

    Since this is not a bug or feature request, I am closing
    this report. Please direct further inquiries to
    expat-discuss@libexpat.org (mailing list).

  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    Yes, the VC++7 opens and knows how to compile .dsws and
    .dsps. However, if Werner uses compiled version of library -
    here's what could be done:
    1. In the "Solution Explorer" or "Class View" pane you
    right-click the name of project you want to add expat to
    2. Choose "Properties"
    3. Under "Configuration Properties" you choose "Linker" and
    then "Input" branches
    4. In "Additional Dependecies" place name of .lib file you
    want to add
    5. OK-close Property Pages dialog
    6. If it is needed to point out the directory expat's .lib
    resides, open Tools > Options menu
    7. Choose branches "Projects" > "VC++ Directories"
    8. In "Show directories for:" choose either "Include files"
    (to point at the directory, where you installed includes) or
    "Library files" (to point... well, you know what :) )
    9. Add directory name as you would in VC++6
    10. Voila!

    Another thing is that using two different .libs for either
    static or dynamic linkage of expat is simply not enought -
    there is also one #define (or /D) issue to workout in your
    project file.

  • Karl Waclawek

    Karl Waclawek - 2003-05-15

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    Thanks for providing us with VC++.NET information.

    The use of the XML_STATIC define for static linking
    is documented in the Win32/ReadMe.txt file and
    also demonstrated in the "elements" example project.


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