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Embeddable script editor for MFC applications

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A library that allows you to embed scripting functionality to your C++ MFC application.

Objects Events Listing

Sample screenshot

Pop-Up Object properties and methods list

Sample screenshot

IntelliSense - like function parameters tooltips


I've been searching the net for a suitable and affordable solution that will allow me to embed scripting functionality in my C++ application. What I found was either not sufficient or cost a lot of money.

So I've decided to make one of my own. After about a month of work and testing I've come up with this embeddable scripter.

I made it a separate DLL , which is really easy to use.


  1. Download the source code, and compile it. Make sure to compile the correct version (Debug\Release) or both.
  2. Include ScriptEditor.h in your project and add the library ScriptEditor.lib to your additional libraries. Make sure to reference the correct version! Debug version for debugging and release version for release!
  3. Copy the DLL to the same folder as your executable.
  4. In your code create an instance of CScripter and initialize it.
  5. Add your objects to the script and optionally the script text.


In the header of your main application window add:

#include "..\ScriptEditor\Scripter.h"

Add member variable:

CScripter scripter;

Then when initializing add:


After that add your objects to the script:

scripter.AddObject("MPlayer",(IDispatch *)m_mediaPlayer.GetControlUnknown());
      (IDispatch *)m_commandButton.GetControlUnknown());
scripter.AddObject("TabStrip",(IDispatch *)m_tabStrip.GetControlUnknown());

And optionally set the script text:

scripter.scriptText = "MsgBox \"Test message\"";

After that the script is ready to run, you now may do one of the following:

// Run the script

// Stop the script execution


// Open the script editor window


// Reset the script (All added objects are removed and engine is recreated)



This is the first release so it's probably not bug free. I've done my best to track any bugs but there are always surprises. So I will post here any additions, patches and fixes that will follow.

  • 19/07/03 - The DLL source was updated to compile in VS.NET (read the messages below)


  • Gil Eizenburg for debugging and testing.
  • Smaller Animals Software, Inc. for ColorEditWnd class.
  • Daniel Madden for CTokenEx class.


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About the Author

Alex Hazanov
Software Developer (Senior) RDV Systems
Israel Israel
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QuestionCode License Pin
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GeneralAdding a new Class in the ScripTestLib to add functions in the Script Editor Pin
brestian15-Jan-07 4:50
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GeneralRe: Adding a new Class in the ScripTestLib to add functions in the Script Editor Pin
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GeneralRe: Adding a new Class in the ScripTestLib to add functions in the Script Editor Pin
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GeneralLNK2001 Error for CreateEngine Pin
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GeneralIt seems headers in demo and source do not match Pin
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GeneralRe: It seems headers in demo and source do not match Pin
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GeneralMemory leaks Pin
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GeneralRe: Memory leaks Pin
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GeneralCreate a new function Pin
arielevt12310-Jul-05 11:08
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GeneralRe: Create a new function Pin
Alex Hazanov10-Jul-05 22:25
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QuestionAnd what about Lua ? Pin
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AnswerRe: And what about Lua ? Pin
Alex Hazanov19-Feb-05 7:47
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GeneralBUG? Pin
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GeneralProblem w/ events Pin
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GeneralRe: Problem w/ events Pin
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