An Appwizard to Generate Non-COM Projects that can use ATL Object Wizard

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Environment: VC6, NT4/Win9X

ATL object wizard is just not restricted for ATL COM appwizards. It can be used in any application provided the project meets certain requirements. You can use this appwizard to create ordinary(non - COM) Win32 application utilizing the ATL window classes or develop console OLEDB consumer applications.

Basically, to use ATL Object wizard in a project following criteria must be met :-

  1. Project must have an idl file with atleast the following block:

    
    library projectname
    {
    }
    
  2. The project.cpp file should have the following piece of code

    
    BEGIN_OBJECT_MAP(ObjectMap)
    END_OBJECT_MAP()
    

The appwizard presnted in this article generates a project that meets these criteria. You can use it to generate console application as well as windows application.

To use it you just need to copy the file atlconwz.awx to [visual studio directory]\Common\MSDev98\Template

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Download the Appwizard- 12 Kb


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