[Mono-list] .NET/C++ Interop
15 Jun 2003 22:46:06 -0400
There is a project to automate the creation of C wrapper code for
existing C++ code: swig, the Simplified Wrapper and Interface Generator.
It can be used to generate the C wrapper for a C++ class, and then
generate the C# wrapper code which invokes the C code.
The one downside is that C# code support is only available in the
development version, last time I checked.
On Sun, 2003-06-15 at 21:23, Marcus wrote:
> I do not know of any Managed C++ compilers other than VS.NET. I would really
> like to see a minimal Managed C++ compiler to help with the integration of C#
> and C++.
> The main problems in using C++ with C# is that object allocation must be done
> through C/C++ and that function names in C++ are "mangled".
> It is possible to call C++ from Mono. There are two approaches. One is to
> create a C "glue" library so that C# calls the C-glue and the C-glue calls
> C++. The C library must be build using the same compiler that built the C++
> library to ensure compatible object allocation and name mangling. It is also
> possible to call from C# to C++ directly for normal method calls, but C#
> extern declarations must include the mangled names (possibly using the
> EntryPoint modified of DllImport). Object allocation still needs some C glue,
> On Sunday 15 June 2003 4:37 pm, GUSTAVO GARCIA BERNARDO wrote:
> > Hi,
> > How can i use a C++ library from mono .NET framework?
> > With Microsoft Framework I can create a C++ managed
> > or a COM wrapper; It's this possible with mono? Are
> > there any solution with PInvoke?
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