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Posted 4 Aug 2001


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Counting Lines in a MS VC++ 6.0 project

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4 Aug 2001
A program that counts the lines (source, comments, blank) in every file included in a MS VC++ 6.0 project

Sample Image - LineCounter.gif


Ever wondered how many lines a project you have worked on for a month (or maybe for a year!)? Well, we did this for you :)

This program (LineCounter) was developed with one purpose only: to count your lines!

The program is able to count source code, comments (both styles: "// comment" and "/* comment */"), and blank lines. It shows the results in a couple of editboxes, and has a preview window (right click on the list).

The program opens the project file (.dsp) and throws it through the parsing code. After parsing is done the list of project files is steped-by-step and lines are counted.

That's it! The source code is pretty self explanatory, so I guess you'll manage.


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GeneralMy vote of 3 Pin
jyl_hrb17-Apr-11 22:41
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Questionhow to use the code counter in perl? Pin
moaweah naser17-Jul-07 21:27
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AnswerRe: how to use the code counter in perl? Pin
AS-codeproject14-Aug-07 13:09
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GeneralSome Modifications I would suggest Pin
Ray Steel13-Oct-04 14:44
MemberRay Steel13-Oct-04 14:44 
Generalthis is definitely a useful tool, and... Pin
Zhefu Zhang2-Dec-03 9:10
MemberZhefu Zhang2-Dec-03 9:10 
GeneralRe: this is definitely a useful tool, and... Pin
Anonymous16-Sep-04 23:05
MemberAnonymous16-Sep-04 23:05 
Generalyour program is not counting lines correctly Pin
evilman1-Feb-03 10:33
Memberevilman1-Feb-03 10:33 
Questionwhy? Pin
Ivan Tsygulev25-Dec-02 0:24
MemberIvan Tsygulev25-Dec-02 0:24 
why don't you count lines in *.rc* files?
GeneralMmmmh... Pin
Rage26-Nov-02 5:45
professionalRage26-Nov-02 5:45 
Questiondoes anyone really need this? Pin
mystro_AKA_kokie19-May-02 10:03
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AnswerRe: does anyone really need this? Pin
20-May-02 10:27
suss20-May-02 10:27 
GeneralRe: does anyone really need this? Pin
PerFnurt6-Feb-04 16:24
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AnswerRe: does anyone really need this? Pin
28-May-02 14:45
suss28-May-02 14:45 
AnswerRe: does anyone really need this? Pin
Nelno18-Dec-02 16:27
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GeneralRe: does anyone really need this? Pin
Dimitris Vasiliadis19-Mar-03 9:40
MemberDimitris Vasiliadis19-Mar-03 9:40 
GeneralIt is not bad, Indeed it is much useful than that upstair guy whose article is 3- pt Pin
Zhefu Zhang11-Nov-03 12:11
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GeneralHmm, .dsw Pin
12-Dec-01 4:19
suss12-Dec-01 4:19 
GeneralGood work Pin
KingsGambit9-Aug-01 0:09
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QuestionAnd those constructions? Pin
6-Aug-01 12:19
suss6-Aug-01 12:19 
GeneralTeacher caught me using Java... Pin
Stephen Kellett6-Aug-01 12:01
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GeneralRe: Teacher caught me using Java... Pin
6-Aug-01 12:20
suss6-Aug-01 12:20 
GeneralRe: Teacher caught me using Java... Pin
Paul Evans25-Mar-03 6:41
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QuestionIt's a dupe? Pin
George5-Aug-01 17:46
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AnswerRe: It's a dupe? Pin
5-Aug-01 22:25
suss5-Aug-01 22:25 
GeneralRe: It's a dupe? Pin
Brian V Shifrin6-Aug-01 13:06
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