[Mono-list] how to "register" a c++ class to c#?

Christopher David Howie me at chrishowie.com
Sun Jun 6 23:01:41 EDT 2010

On 06/06/2010 09:46 PM, 冶晶邓 wrote:
> hi,dear all:
>   i'm an absolutely newbie to mono. when i'm working with lua and
> python, i often write many c++ classes to implement some core logic,
> then "register" them to script. in lua, its metatable can be used for
> simulating the class mechanism. in python, there's a builtin type system
> and corressponding c api for this. then what should i do if i want this
> to work in mono c#? where can i find some samples or tutorials? thanks
> very much!

Since pretty much every C++ compiler uses a different name-mangling
algorithm, there is no simple way to use C++ classes from C#.
Basically, you will need to write a C++ library that wraps all of the
class' methods in C-exported functions.  Or, you might try using SWIG,
which is able to generate such libraries automatically for the most part

Chris Howie

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