Subject Re: Has Anyone Ever Linked FB's DLL With Microsoft C++?
Author Javier Soques
I think it´s easier to use IBPP from, or at least
you can see the code on how it links to the dll. It´s designed for
fblcient.dll but I´ve used it with fbembed.dll as well.

Javier Soques

--- In, "barfingdog2004"
<barfingdog2004@y...> wrote:
> Hi Folks:
> ---
> I asked this in the support group Saturday, I'm not
> getting much response to the questions I ask there.
> I realize, nobody is paying anybody to help me. I
> need to make a decision if I'm on the wrong track.
> I'm not familiar with Yahoo groups. I don't
> understand the Yahoo search mechanism. I can do a
> pretty good search of the Usenet groups with Google,
> and could find a thread with "link" in the title and
> "leading underscore" in the text. So if this has
> been asked and answered, please help me find the
> thread in this or the support groups.
> I'm a Unix programmer working in the unfamiliar
> Windows environment, that slows things down. Now I'm
> spending too much time trying to add a database to
> an application for a client.
> Unicode and an embedded server are attractive features
> for this laptop application. The price is right for
> the small project too. I'm open to suggestions for
> alternatives to Firebird if it's not the right DB for
> this project.
> Thanks
> ---
> I have now spent 2 weeks failing to get my test program
> to link to FB embedded using this download:
> I've found that Microsoft's Visual C++ 6.0 adds a
> leading underscore to it's exported symbols. A dumpbin
> of the FB DLL shows no leading underscore on the symbols
> it exports.
> How are users of MSVC linking the Firebird DLL?
> I'm thinking of a full build from source. But the
> source is only available in something called a "BZ2"
> format. I haven't had any luck finding a utility that
> will expand a BZ2 file. Can someone point me to a site
> that has a Windows BZ2 utility?
> The UPS on my Solaris PC died yesterday, but I can
> press that system into service if it's easier to get BZ2
> for a Unix system.
> Thanks
> Larry