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Posted 26 Sep 2002

VC++7 to VC++6 project converter

, 22 Oct 2003
This tool automatically converts Visual C++ 7.0 projects back to Visual C++ 6.0 projects.
// prjconverter.cpp : Defines the entry point for the console application.

#include <stdio.h>
#include <windows.h>
#include "slnprocess.h"

int main(int argc, char* argv[])
	if (argc!=2)
		printf ("prjconverter : Converts a VC++7 project to a VC++6 project\n" \
			    ".sln/.vcproj pairs are converted to .dsw/.dsp pairs\n\n" \
				"Usage: prjconverter.exe <solutionname (full filepath)>[.sln]\n" \
				"Example: prjconverter c:\\tmp\\betterxml.sln\n\n\n" \
				"Codeproject, Stephane Rodriguez, Sept 22 2002.\n");
		return 0;

	// make sure the .sln (or .vcproj) file actually exists

	CString szSolutionName = argv[1];
	if (!szSolutionName.Right(strlen(".vcproj")).CompareNoCase(".vcproj") &&
		szSolutionName += ".sln";

	HANDLE hFind;

	if ((hFind=::FindFirstFile(szSolutionName,&fd))==INVALID_HANDLE_VALUE)
		printf ("%s does not exist.\n",szSolutionName);
		return 0;

	if (fd.dwFileAttributes & FILE_ATTRIBUTE_DIRECTORY)
		printf ("%s is a directory!\n",szSolutionName);
		return 0;


	slnprocess p;

	// *.sln passed in the cmdline
	if ( szSolutionName.Right(strlen(".sln")).CompareNoCase(".sln") )
	else if ( szSolutionName.Right(strlen(".vcproj")).CompareNoCase(".vcproj") ) // *.vcproj passed in the cmdline
		p.processProjectOnly(szSolutionName); // szSolutionName is not a *.sln name
		printf ("Only .sln and .vcproj filenames are processed.\n",szSolutionName);
		return 0;

	return 0;

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