MSVC 2008 - creating import library

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    MSVC 2008 - creating import library

    Hi there,

    I'm not familiar with Microsoft Visual Tools, I want to create an import library in COFF format (so GCC can use it). For OMF there is implib which works perfectly. I want to create .lib from d3dx81ab.dll and am using the following .bat file:

    Code:
    "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\VC\bin\dumpbin.exe" /EXPORTS:d3dx81ab.dll
    "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\VC\bin\lib.exe" /DEF:d3dx81ab.def
    pause
    The output is:

    Code:
    D:\Programming\DirectX81\lib>"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\VC\bi
    n\dumpbin.exe" /EXPORTS d3dx81ab.dll
    
    D:\Programming\DirectX81\lib>"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\VC\bi
    n\lib.exe" /DEF d3dx81ab.def
    
    D:\Programming\DirectX81\lib>pause
    Aby kontynuować, naciśnij dowolny klawisz . . .
    No output is generated and no files are created. There is no error information. The .bat file is in the same directory with d3dx81ab.dll, I also checked /WINDOWS/system32 for possible output.
    I'm following this:
    How To Create 32-bit Import Libraries Without .OBJs or Source

    I also tried writing .DEF files with the necessary functions by hand and use lib.exe only, but nothing has happened either.
    I tried: /EXPORTS:d3dx81ab.dll and /EXPORTS:<space>d3dx81ab.dll

    Has anyone Microsoft Visual 2003? I've heard there is omf2coff which would be useful, I know its not redistributable, but I'd be very grateful if someone sent it to me.

    Any ideas?
    Thanks
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    >> I want to create an import library in COFF format (so GCC can use it).
    You should be using GCC tools to create an import library for GCC.
    http://www.mingw.org/wiki/CreateImportLibraries

    Have you considered using the DirectX libs and headers that come with MinGW? TDM's version has D3D9 headers and libs: http://tdm-gcc.tdragon.net/

    Apparently, MinGW worked directly with the DirectXSDK: http://www.codeproject.com/KB/directx/mingw3d.aspx (issues reported in the comments).

    Visual Studio Express is another option.

    gg

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    Thanks, that worked! Actually GCC has no problems with DirectX libraries and links fine with them, but there was one in old DirectX 8 - d3dx8.lib (d3dx81ab.dll) which caused some problems.
    I never put signature, but I decided to make an exception.

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    d3dx81ab.dll seems to be a Delphi wrapper DLL (part of Jedi) - and not a MS DLL.
    http://clootie.ru/delphi/download_dx81.html

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