COM library and linking error
i have been thrown into the wonderful world of windows development recently, and although there has been a few stumbling blocks it has been good so far.
i am currently working on a COM library (COM & ATL with VS 2003) it contains several (5) coclasses that each implement a number of different interfaces. to test this library i have a separate vc++ solution in which i use CppUnit to unit test each of the classes. this has been working great so far.
i recently added a utility class to the COM project, which is just a regular c++ class, no COM or ATL magic involved. The Util class works fine from within the project, but when I try to use it in the CppUnit project I get linker errors. It seems as if the Util class is not being made available through the .lilb or dlls that are created by the main project.
I suppose my questions are.
1) Is this approach COM'ish, or is there a better way to create a util class in COM.
2) If this approach is acceptable, do I have to apply some sort of dll magic (or something like that) to make this class available when linking from other projects?
I can provide more explanation if necessary.