QT use DLL from VC6

  • I got DLL build by vc6 ,here is the function inside:
    #ifndef DLL_API
    #define DLL_API extern "C" __declspec(dllimport)

    #define WIN_API __stdcall

    DLL_API void WINAPI HTDrawTopPentagon(HDC hDC,int nCenterX,int nCenterY,COLORREF clr);
    in QT I want to use these funtions.
    will it work if I program a QT project like this:
    QLibrary myLib("dll_name");

    typedef int (MyPrototype)(QPixmap ,int,int,QColor);
    MyPrototype myFunction = (MyPrototype) myLib.resolve("HTDrawTopPentagon");
    myFunction test;
    will test work?
    or should i typedef int (*MyPrototype)(HDC ,int,int,COLORREF);in QT?

  • The function has no "int" return but "void".

  • Hi, calling functions in VC6 DLLs is possible, easiest I think is to declare them for example:

    auto HTDrawTopPentagon = (int (WINAPI *)(HDC,int,int,COLORREF)) QLibrary("dll_name").resolve("HTDrawTopPentagon");

    then to call it, first you need to have a DC, which I think you cannot get from a QPixmap, to test you can use your MainWindow's winId. Also I think you need to convert from QColor to COLORREF. So perhaps something like this:

    QColor qcolor("red");

    @msue: Yes I saw that now, but it shouldn't matter.

    Edit: if you're using MinGW compiler, you need to add CONFIG += c++11 to your .pro file.

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