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How do I make GSOAP support Unicode?

, 3 Feb 2011 CPOL
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How do I make GSOAP support Unicode?
It's my first tip and trick, so please analyse it and give your suggestions.
 
Introduction
The gSOAP is an open source toolkit for SOAP/XML Web services. It is available at the link below:
GSoap 2.8.0 ->[^]
 
Using gSOAP, we can easily develop the SOAP and XML Web services in C/C++. We can use it to automatically convert XML to/from C and C++ data.
 
Purpose
GSoap does not support Unicode, this trick is helpful to make gSoap client that support Unicode data.
 
Steps to create gsoap client that supports unicode
1) Open command prompt.
 
2) Set the path of gsoap win32 folder.
cd PATH_OF_GSOAP_FOLDER\gsoap_2.8.0\gsoap-2.8\gsoap\bin\win32
 
3) Generate header file using wsdl2h.exe.
wsdl2h.exe -o OUTPUT_FILE_NAME.h -r xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:xxxx PATH_OF_WSDL_FILE_NAME
 
Note: If proxy is enabled, than only use -r xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:xxxx.
 
4) Add code in OUTPUT_FILE_NAME.h file:
class xsd__wstring : public xsd__anyType
{ public:
    std::wstring                          __item;
};
 
5) Update variable which you want to update on your code with std::string to std::wstring.
 
6) Now create client using this command:
soapcpp2.exe -I "gsoap2.8\import" -1 GSOAPCLIENT.h
 
7) After executing this line, a number of files are generated. These are:
 
a) SoapC.cpp
b) SoapH.h
c) soapClient.cpp
d) soapStub.h
e) .nsmap and .h file with same name
f) soapServer.cpp
 
Add these file to your source code.
 
Now you can send and receive Unicode data also using gSoap.
 
Thanks Rose | [Rose]

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Comments and Discussions

 
GeneralIt didnt work (2.8.15) Pinmemberondera2-Aug-13 14:59 
GeneralDosnt seems to work with 2.8.6... PinmemberGreg9718-Dec-11 21:11 
GeneralRe: Dosnt seems to work with 2.8.6... PinmemberCrulex21-Mar-12 2:30 
GeneralReason for my vote of 5 It's really hard to find trick like... PinmemberDr.Luiji10-Sep-11 12:55 
GeneralRe: Thanks Dr. Luiji. :) PinmemberSP 2411-Sep-11 2:57 
GeneralHi Indivara, Thank you so much for your feedback. I will upd... PinmemberShilpi Boosar30-Jan-11 22:18 
GeneralFrom a complete layman's viewpoint - - You need to explain b... PinsubeditorIndivara30-Jan-11 21:42 
GeneralThanks ! PinmemberAlexandre GRANVAUD19-May-11 3:57 
GeneralRe: Thanks ! PinmemberShilpiP19-May-11 4:01 
GeneralRe: Thanks ! PinmemberGreg9718-Dec-11 21:03 

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