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Sunday, April 22, 2007

Using C++ Interop (Implicit PInvoke)

Using C++ Interop (Implicit PInvoke)
Unlike other .NET languages, Visual C++ has interoperability support that allows managed and unmanaged code to exist in the same application and even in the same file (with the managed, unmanaged pragmas). This allows Visual C++ developers to integrate .NET functionality into existing Visual C++ applications without disturbing the rest of the application.
You can also call unmanaged functions from a managed compiland using dllexport, dllimport.
Implicit PInvoke is useful when you do not need to specify how function parameters will be marshaled, or any of the other details that can be specified when explicitly calling DllImportAttribute.
Visual C++ provides two ways for managed and unmanaged functions to interoperate:
Using Explicit PInvoke in C++ (DllImport Attribute)
Explicit PInvoke is supported by the .NET Framework and is available in most .NET languages. But as its name implies, C++ Interop is specific to Visual C++.
var ExpCollDivStr = ExpCollDivStr;
ExpCollDivStr = ExpCollDivStr + "ctl00_LibFrame_ctl102c3acd7,";
var ExpCollImgStr = ExpCollImgStr;
ExpCollImgStr = ExpCollImgStr + "ctl00_LibFrame_ctl10img,";
C++ Interop

C++ Interop is recommended over explicit PInvoke because it provides better type safety, is typically less tedious to implement, is more forgiving if the unmanaged API is modified, and makes performance enhancements possible that are not possible with explicit PInvoke. However, C++ Interop is not possible if the unmanaged source code is not available or when compiling with /clr:safe (see Pure and Verifiable Code for more information).
var ExpCollDivStr = ExpCollDivStr;
ExpCollDivStr = ExpCollDivStr + "ctl00_LibFrame_ctl121da7642,";
var ExpCollImgStr = ExpCollImgStr;
ExpCollImgStr = ExpCollImgStr + "ctl00_LibFrame_ctl12img,";
C++ COM Interop

The interoperability features supported by Visual C++ offer a particular advantage over other .NET languages when it comes to interoperating with COM components. Instead of being limited to the restrictions of the .NET Framework Type Library Importer (Tlbimp.exe), such as limited support for data types and the mandatory exposure of every member of every COM interface, C++ Interop allows COM components to be accessed at will and does not require separate interop assemblies. For more information, see Using Native COM Servers from .NET.
var ExpCollDivStr = ExpCollDivStr;
ExpCollDivStr = ExpCollDivStr + "ctl00_LibFrame_ctl158caeda9,";
var ExpCollImgStr = ExpCollImgStr;
ExpCollImgStr = ExpCollImgStr + "ctl00_LibFrame_ctl15img,";
Blittable Types

For unmanaged APIs that use simple, intrinsic types (see href="">Blittable and Non-Blittable Types), no special coding is required because these data types have the same representation in memory, but more complex data types require explicit data marshaling. For an example, see How to: Call Native DLLs from Managed Code Using PInvoke.
var ExpCollDivStr = ExpCollDivStr;
ExpCollDivStr = ExpCollDivStr + "ctl00_LibFrame_ctl187a2740f,";
var ExpCollImgStr = ExpCollImgStr;
ExpCollImgStr = ExpCollImgStr + "ctl00_LibFrame_ctl18img,";

// vcmcppv2_impl_dllimp.cpp
// compile with: /clr:pure user32.lib

using namespace System::Runtime::InteropServices

// Implicit DLLImport specifying calling convention

"C" int __stdcall MessageBeep(int);

// explicit DLLImport needed here to use P/Invoke marshalling because
// System::String ^ is not the type of the first parameter to printf

[DllImport("msvcrt.dll", EntryPoint = "printf", CallingConvention = CallingConvention::Cdecl, CharSet = CharSet::Ansi)]

// or just
// [DllImport("msvcrt.dll")]

printf(System::String ^, ...);

int main()

// (string literals are System::String by default)

printf("Begin beep\n");

In This Section

How to: Marshal ANSI Strings Using C++ Interop
How to: Marshal Unicode Strings Using C++ Interop
How to: Marshal COM Strings Using C++ Interop
How to: Marshal Structures Using C++ Interop
How to: Marshal Arrays Using C++ Interop
How to: Marshal Callbacks and Delegates Using C++ Interop
How to: Marshal Embedded Pointers Using C++ Interop
How to: Access Characters in a System::String
How to: Convert char * String to System::Byte Array
How to: Convert System::String to wchar_t* or char*
How to: Convert System::String to Standard String
How to: Convert Standard String to System::String
How to: Modify System::String in Native Function Using PInvoke
How to: Obtain a Pointer to Byte Array
How to: Load Unmanaged Resources into a Byte Array
How to: Modify Reference Class in a Native Function
How to: Determine if an Image is Native or CLR
How to: Add Native DLL to Global Assembly Cache
How to: Hold Reference to Value Type in Native Type
How to: Hold Object Reference in Native Function
How to: Detect /clr Compilation
How to: Convert Between System::Guid and _GUID
How to: Specify an out Parameter
How to: Use a Native Type in a /clr Compilation
How to: Declare Handles in Native Types
How to: Wrap Native Class for Use by C#
For information on using delegates in an interop scenario, see delegate.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

VC++.NET SKILL : Message Filtering

Currently, I' looking for How to message capture.
I found two ways.

First overriding an WndProc.
But, I also found that WndProc can't distinguish "WM_KEYUP from WM_LBUTTONUP.
Now I'm under investigation.

Second, using an IMessageFilter.
This interface allows an application to capture a message before it is dispatched to a control or form.
(reference page :

Now, I'll show how to..

//Declare a class dreeived from IMessageFilter

ref class TestMessageFilter: public IMessageFilter



[SecurityPermission(SecurityAction::LinkDemand, Flags =


virtual bool PreFilterMessage( Message % m )


if ( m.Msg ==0x100 ) //WM_KEYDOWN


Int32 key = m.WParam.ToInt32();

KeysConverter tc; //Converter object that converting Integer keyvalue to string.

return true;


else return false;



TestMessageFilter^ MsgFilter; //Declare as class's member variable

sgFilter = gcnew TestMessageFilter();

Application::AddMessageFilter(MsgFilter); //Add Message Filter

VC++.NET A Terms : Managed Code

Managed Code means that a code is targeted for the .NET frameworks's CLR.
.NET Framework's CLR provides :
-Memory management
-Code access security
-Multilanguage integration

Unmanaged Code means that a code is run without .NET framework's CLR.
As Standard C/C++ , Win32API/MFC

VC++.NET Compiler setting

Visual C++ Compiler Options
/clr (Common Language Runtime Compilation)
Enables applications and components to use features from the common language runtime (CLR).

One or more of the following, separated by a comma:
Creates metadata for your application that can be consumed by other CLR applications, and allows your application to consume types and data in the metadata of other CLR components.
For more information, see:
Mixed (Native and Managed) Assemblies
How To: Migrate to /clr
Produces an MSIL-only output file with no native executable code, although it can contain native types compiled to MSIL.
For more information, see Pure and Verifiable Code.
Produces an MSIL-only (no native executable code) and verifiable output file. /clr:safe enables verification diagnostics (PEVerify Tool (Peverify.exe)).
For more information, see Writing Verifiably Type-Safe Code.
Enables Managed Extensions for C++ syntax, the original Visual C++ syntax for CLR programming.
Managed Extensions for C++ syntax is deprecated in Microsoft Visual C++ 2005, You should only use /clr:oldSyntax if you are maintaining a Visual C++ application that uses Managed Extensions for C++. If you are developing a new application, use the updated syntax; see New Language Features in Visual C++ for more information.
If you have a Managed Extensions for C++ application, you can begin to port your project to use the new syntax; see Porting and Upgrading Programs for more information.
Specifies that an assembly manifest should not be inserted into the output file. By default, noAssembly is not in effect, and an assembly manifest is inserted into the output file.
A managed program that does not have an assembly metadata in the manifest is called a module. See /LN (Create MSIL Module) for reasons to generate a module.
noAssembly can only be used when a DLL is the output file of the compilation. If you compile with /c (Compile Without Linking) and /clr:noAssembly, then specify the /NOASSEMBLY (Create a MSIL Module) option in the linker phase to create a module.
noAssembly is deprecated in Visual C++ 2005. Use /LN (Create MSIL Module) instead. For more information, see Deprecated Compiler Options.
Before Visual C++ 2005, /clr:noAssembly implied /clr. However, /clr now also supports /clr:oldSyntax, so you must specify one /clr form when you specify /clr:noAssembly. For example, /clr:noAssembly /clr creates a module using the new Visual C++ CLR syntax and /clr:noAssembly,oldSyntax creates a module using Managed Extensions for C++.
Before Visual C++ 2005, /clr:noAssembly required /LD. /LD is now implied with you specify /clr:noAssembly.
Allows a Visual C++ application to run on version 1 of the common language runtime. If you use initialAppDomain, then you may see some of the problems discussed in Knowledge Base article Q309694. You can find Knowledge Base articles on the MSDN Library media or at
An application compiled with initialAppDomain should never be used by an application using ASP.NET. Upgrade to a newer runtime to do ASP.NET work with C++.

Managed code is code that can be inspected and managed by the common language runtime. Managed code can access managed objects.
Also see /clr Restrictions.
See New Language Features in Visual C++ for information on how to develop applications that define and consume managed types.
An application compiled with /clr may or may not contain managed data.
To allow debugging on a managed application, see /ASSEMBLYDEBUG (Add DebuggableAttribute).
Only CLR types will be instantiated on the garbage-collected heap. For more information, see Classes and Structs (Managed). To compile a function to native code, use the unmanaged pragma. For more information, see managed, unmanaged.
By default, /clr is not in effect. When /clr is in effect, /MD is also in effect (see for /MD, /MT, /LD (Use Run-Time Library) more information). /MD ensures that the dynamically linked, multithreaded versions of the runtime routines are selected from the standard header (.h) files. Multithreading is necessary for managed programming in part because the CLR garbage collector runs finalizers in an auxiliary thread.
If you compile with /c, you can specify the CLR type (IJW, safe, or pure) of the resulting output file with /CLRIMAGETYPE (Specify Type of CLR Image).
/clr implies /EHa, and no other /EH options are allowed with /clr. See /EH (Exception Handling Model) for more information.
For information on how to determine the CLR image type of a file, see /CLRHEADER.
All modules passed to a given invocation of the linker must have been compiled with the same run-time library compiler option (/MD or /LD).
Use the /ASSEMBLYRESOURCE (Embed a Managed Resource) linker option to embed a resource in an assembly. /DELAYSIGN (Partially Sign an Assembly), /KEYCONTAINER (Specify a Key Container to Sign an Assembly), and /KEYFILE (Specify Key or Key Pair to Sign an Assembly) linker options also let you customize how an assembly is created.
When /clr is used, the _MANAGED symbol is defined to be 1. For more information, see Predefined Macros.
The global variables in a native object files will be initialized first (during DllMain if the executable is a DLL), and then the global variables in the managed section will be initialized (before any managed code is run). #pragma init_seg only affects the order of initialization within the managed and unmanaged categories.
Compiling with /clr:safe is analogous to compiling with /platform:anycpu in languages such as C#.
Safe and Pure Images
A pure image will use a CLR version of the C run-time library. However, the CRT is not verifiable, so you cannot use the CRT when compiling with /clr:safe. For more information, see C Run-Time Libraries.
Examples of native code that cannot appear in a pure image include inline assembly, setjmp, or longjmp.
Each entry point of a pure or safe image is managed. When compiling with /clr, the entry point is native. For more information, see __clrcall.
When compiling with /clr:safe, variables are by default appdomain, and cannot be per process. With /clr:pure, appdomain is the default, but you can use process variables.
When running a 32-bit .exe that was compiled /clr or /clr:pure on a 64-bit operating system, the application will be run under WOW64, which allows a 32-bit application to run by the 32-bit CLR on a 64-bit operating system. By default, an .exe compiled with /clr:safe will be run in the 64-bit CLR on a computer running a 64-bit operating system (on a 32-bit operating system the same .exe would run in the 32-bit CLR). However, it is possible that your safe application loads a 32-bit component. In that case, a safe image running under the operating system's 64-bit support will fail when it loads the 32-bit application (BadFormatException). To ensure that a safe image continues to run when it loads a 32-bit image on a 64-bit operating system, you must use /CLRIMAGETYPE (Specify Type of CLR Image) to change the metadata (.corflags), marking it to be run under WOW64. A sample command line follows (substitute your own entry symbol):
cl /clr:safe t.cpp /link /clrimagetype:pure /entry:?main@@$$HYMHXZ /subsystem:console
For information on getting a decorated name, see Using a Listing to View Decorated Names. For more information on 64-bit programming, see 64-bit Programming (How Do I in Visual C++).
For samples, walkthroughs and more information, see:
Walkthrough: Using /clr:pure Features
How to: Migrate to /clr:pure
CppLangFeat Sample: Language Features Overview
Pure and Verifiable Code
Metadata and Unnamed Classes
Unnamed classes will appear in metadata named as follows: $UnnamedClass$crc-of-current-file-name$index$, where index is a sequential count of the unnamed classes in the compilation. For example, the following code sample will generate an unnamed class in metadata:
Copy Code// clr_unnamed_class.cpp
// compile with: /clr /LD
class {} x;
Use ildasm.exe to view metadata.
To set this compiler option in the Visual Studio development environment
Open the project's Property Pages dialog box. For details, see How to: Open Project Property Pages.
Click the Configuration Properties folder.
Click the General property page.
Modify the Common Language Runtime support property.
See /NOASSEMBLY (Create a MSIL Module) for information about how to create a module.
When /clr is enabled in a project's Property Pages dialog box, the compiler option properties that are not compatible with /clr will also be adjusted, as necessary. For example, if /RTC is set and then /clr is enabled, /RTC will be turned off.
Also, when you debug a /clr application, the Debugger Type property should be set to Mixed or Managed only. For more information, see Project Settings for a C++ Debug Configuration.
To set this compiler option programmatically
See CompileAsManaged.
See Also

ReferenceCompiler OptionsSetting Compiler Options

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