I have a file containing:
600 lines like this
I declared a structure like this
long int c3;
long double c6;
long double c7;
I currently have a COM component (and source) that talks to a printer and also a hardware port through a Vendor supplied DLL that makes fairly low level calls, and was wondering if there is a reference for displaying how to create a Managed Assembly in C++ that can performed the unmanaged calls, but present a nice .Net interface for the other developers. It does lots of GetProcAddress and
I would prefer not to interop to my existing COM Component, because I am trying to get a clean project.
I could possibly do it in C#, but wondering if it would be better in managed C++?
Using the designer to create the main form for an application generated the following code in the .cpp file:
int APIENTRY _tWinMain(HINSTANCE hInstance,
System::Threading::Thread::CurrentThread->ApartmentState = System::Threading::ApartmentState::STA;
The DataForm class has a button which generates a new form:
linkedForm = new LinkedForm() ;
The LinkedForm class exists in the same namespace as the DataForm class.
What needs to be done to allow this child form to see public methods in it's parent, since a DataForm ptr cannot be declared globally? Are there any examples of parent/child form communications of this nature?
See the MVC (Model-View-Controller) design pattern. It is on Wikipedia. Forms are Views and should not be coupled. Views (Forms) should access a "Controller" to initiate action based on UI (User) events. Views subscribe to events exposed from the "Model" to be notified of data and/or "state" changes. Views then obtain the latest data to display from the "Model".