setting msvc 6 to use unicode strings

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    setting msvc 6 to use unicode strings

    hey,

    is it possible to make msvc6 interpret all literal strings in the code as unicode strings? if i #define UNICODE then all the literal strings blow up.

    thanks.

    (edit: without using the TEXT() macro. i'm trying to save time )
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    try L before the string e.g.

    something = L "some string"

    "L" is for Literal

    hope that helps?

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    i guess i didn't explain myself properly. a friend came up with a solution, but thanks for trying anyway

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    Share the solution with everyone

    gg

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    Yes, please do

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    oh, sure. its actually really simple and not particulary good.

    what i had was this situation:

    i had lots of existing code using literal strings, eg:
    Code:
     SetName( "bob", "smith");
    (btw, am i right calling these literal strings?)
    I wanted to convert to unicode, since most pcs now use winXP.
    so, i needed to change this to:
    Code:
     SetName(TEXT("bob"). TEXT("smith"));
    the solution? initially find and replace . I am also working on a program that will read .cpps and change all its strings correctly, hopefully leaving things such as #include "resource.h" intact. I could post it here when its done. tis a shame MSVC can't be made to do it automatically though when the -UNICODE compile option is used.

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    Now when someone stumbles on to this thread, they may learn something

    For those wondering, the TEXT() macro will put an "L" in front of the string literal parameter if _UNICODE is defined - making it a wide character string.

    I've had to port my code to CE in the past, a prgram like that would've been nice to have at the time

    gg

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