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Project Setup

The interface files for CLR interop can be found in SDKRoot/code/interop/CLR. This is a essentially a set of class definitions written in C++/CLI to make the PathEngine interfaces available to the CLR.

The C++/CLI interface files can either be incorporated into an existing C++/CLI component of your project, or built as a stand-alone C++/CLI wrapper for the PathEngine run-time dll. This page explains how to build the C++/CLI interface files as a stand-alone C++/CLI wrapper class library project.

Visual Studio project configuration files are not currently provided for this (which avoids complicating the PathEngine release process with Visual Studio versioning issues), but it's pretty straightforward to create the relevant projects in Visual Studio based on standard project templates. (The steps described on this page are based on Visual Studio 12, but it should be easy to adapt these steps, if necessary, for other Visual Studio versions.)

Creating the C++/CLI wrapper project

Create a new project with the 'Visual C++'->'CLR'->'Class Library' template. (We don't actually need most of the files generated by this template, but I didn't see an 'empty class library' template.)

You can choose a suitable project name. The exact name of this project doesn't matter so much, as we'll be linking to it from other CLR projects with Visual Studio references, but I chose to call this project 'PathEngine_CLR' for consistency.

You should now be able to build the class library project, although you may see some warnings about type conversions and calls to sprintf.


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