MFC and dev-c++

This is a discussion on MFC and dev-c++ within the Windows Programming forums, part of the Platform Specific Boards category; I have decided to use c++/MFC to acomplish an assignment for the diploma that I am doing and am wondering ...

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    MFC and dev-c++

    I have decided to use c++/MFC to acomplish an assignment for the diploma that I am doing and am wondering how to get the MFC headers and libraries to work with dev-c++.

    I have old versions of the libraries (from VC++ 5.0) though it would be good to know of the wereabouts of a d/load for the latest headers and libs.

    Any tips on this would be of great help.

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    You can't link to VC++ libs with Dev-C++. If you want to use MFC with Dev you need to compile the whole source code (comes with VC++).
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    Thanks for the reply.
    Will do.

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    I imagine the source is pretty heavy with VC++ pragmas and even the bare code will probably need some lib that ships with VC++.......doubt you could easily recompile and link with another compiler (and I imagine M$ had this in mind when they first shipped the code with versions of VC++)

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    Very likely, yes. In particular, those pragmas are
    #pragma comment(lib, arg)
    #pragma once (MFC 7+)

    and some others as well.
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    I was more hoping that there would be an easy d/load such as for DirectX sdk and others.

    Anyway thanks for your help.
    Guess that I am stuck with using VC++ for any MFC work.

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