C++ native libraries and Windows runtime objects RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    I have a c++ library which works virtually on all available platforms (Linux, windows etc..). We have #ifdefs for each platform wherever necessary (for example API's for walking filesystem, creating socket etc).  Now i want this library to be consumable by windows store/metro app.

    Several calls like Socket, thread and File I/o related are removed form win32 api's under WinRT so windows specific ifdefs cannot be used.

    Can i use ifdefs for windows RT in my existing C++ DLL  and use it's Windows Runtime Interfaces to accomplish File I/O, socket related functionality? Intention is to implement evrything in this library.

    If yes, how can this be done. It is like mixing c++ (native) and CX(c++ component extention) in same c++ native library.

    If no, what are the alternatives?

    Monday, October 29, 2012 12:10 PM


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