Passing and retrieving a string calling a c++ function from c#

Discussion in 'Microsoft C# .NET' started by roben, Mar 29, 2004.

  1. roben

    roben Guest

    I want to call a function in C++ (external dll) from C#.
    However the string is still empty after returning from the function.

    [DllImport("ccw.dll", CharSet=CharSet.Auto)] public static extern int
    HelloWorld(StringBuilder abc);

    StringBuilder mytext= new StringBuilder(1000);
    AuthResult = HelloWorld(mytext);

    //Here the string is still empty

    int HelloWorld(char *mytext)
    mytext = "Hi..Test";
    return 0;

    Hope you can help!
    Any suggestions?
    roben, Mar 29, 2004
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  2. roben,

    The reason it is still empty is because the pointer that you are passing
    in is not able to be modified. You are trying to reassign the pointer to
    the character array, which can't be done. If you want to perform a
    reassignment of the pointer, then you have to pass a pointer to a pointer.

    What you should be doing is calling strcpy on the pointer being passed
    in, and passing the other string you want to copy it to. Then, it should

    Hope this helps.
    Nicholas Paldino [.NET/C# MVP], Mar 29, 2004
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  3. roben

    roben Guest


    perfect... You're right...Thanks!

    I just needed to change it to strcpy(mytext, "Hello...");

    roben, Mar 29, 2004
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