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Hi all,

I am trying to use a c++ dll in c# winform application

The Dll exports a class (CMyClass) which inherits from another base class.

The export is done by a wrapper which encapsulates the CTor DTor and another function in this manner:

extern "C" {
extern __declspec(dllexport) CMyClass* CreateMyClass();

and CreateMyClass is something like that:

CMyClass* CreateMyClass (){return new CMyClass();}

The call to CreateMyClass in c# is done by declaring
static public extern IntPtr CreateMyClass ();

and then calling IntPtr p = CreateMyClass() .

The call fails with Attempted to read or write protected memory"

Is it possible to invoke a c++ class which is a derived class in c#?


What I have tried:

The dll works fine in an another C++ app.

The C# app. succeeded in calling the CreateMyClass if CMyClass is not a derived class
Updated 13-Jun-18 1:19am

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Solution 1

In a nutshell: write a COM wrapper around the class.

You can do this with Marshalling or C++ COM Interop as described by Microsoft. Here is an article How to Marshal a C++ Class which has a demo project included.

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