A simple c++ dll string export example RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    I am looking for a simple c++ dll example which exports a string. All the examples i see are for math.

    Does any one know a string export sample?

    Greatings, hans

    Thursday, January 2, 2020 9:02 AM

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  • with "exports a string": do you mean a method that returns a System::String^?
    you would create a new project, either a "CLR Class Library (.NET Framework)" or "CLR Class Library (.NET Core)" 
    then add 
    using namespace System;
    namespace ClassLibrary1 {
    	public ref class Class1
    		String^ GetAString()
    			return "Hello";
    may I ask why you would want to use C++ to create a .NET assembly?
    Thursday, January 2, 2020 12:30 PM
  • Hi,

    I made a tool with c#. Now i want to avoid that some one can copy past everything with a decompiler. So i want to make a dll in c++ and put some functions in the dll. I do not want a .net c++ dll. i want a "real" c++ dll.

    wrong start i guess when i read you're answer.

    Greatings, Hans

    Friday, January 3, 2020 10:29 AM
  • You could use an obfuscator to protect the code in your C# assembly.

    But when you really want to go the way of a native C++ dll (which can of course be decompiled, too,
    just not as easily):
    Marshaling Data with Platform Invoke contains the example method
    char* TestStringAsResult()

    When you are more familiar with COM, you could also use a COM server to return a BSTR.
    • Edited by EckiS Friday, January 3, 2020 6:36 PM
    Friday, January 3, 2020 6:35 PM
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