Digital Mars + Code::Blocks

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    Digital Mars + Code::Blocks

    Hi there,

    I'm pretty new to c++ programming, although I had programmed in C for microcontrollers.

    I need now to build some tiny systems to run on Freedos. The problem is I get a message "Requires Win32" when trying to execute them.

    I've installed the Digital Mars 16Bit stuff in the right places, but in some forums I've read I must include some things on a "definition file", for the linker to use. (EXETYPE DOS - to be more detailed)

    I just can't get what it means.
    I've created a file called "teste.def", but where must it go? How can I make the linker see it, from inside the Code::Blocks?

    Thanks in advance.
    Regards,
    Arttie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arttie_br View Post
    I've created a file called "teste.def", but where must it go? How can I make the linker see it, from inside the Code::Blocks?
    If you've created a project, then I would try adding the "teste.def" to the project, and see what happens. Hopefully the linker will then see it.

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    If you need Win32 then you could download the free microsoft visual c++ express edition and the psdk fllow the instructions and you can now write in win32

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    I am somewhat blur on these things myself, but if you require Win32, the 16 bit compiler seems like the wrong choice. It seems to me that you should install the Win32 Digital Mars compiler instead, or perhaps use the MinGW port of GCC (g++) that is commonly used with Code Blocks. MS Visual C++ 2005 Express will probably also work for you.
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    It appears he wants to work from windows but create dos programs (actually freedos - but I am guessing compatible). But after he compiles it, he's ending up with win32 executables. I've never used Mars so I couldn't tell you how to compile and link for 16 bit programs, but I would suggest first try to use Mars from the command line and get that working first then try to incorporate using code::blocks
    Last edited by Darryl; 06-29-2007 at 02:52 PM.

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    Hi everybody.
    Yes, Darryl war right. I wanted to use code::blocks in windows to compile Dos programs. But simply couldn't handle it.
    It is all so new to me.. command line compilation using linkers, definition files... I got used to program in Java using eclipse and PHP using aptana. They handled everything for me, but now, when I am approching the best stuff, I get lost. *sigh* frustrating....

    I'll try a bit more. If I can't do it, I'll bring a few more doubts.
    Thanks everyone for trying to help!

    Regards,
    Arthur.

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