wchar_t are used to store "wide characters" (characters using an encoding that requires more than a byte). The most common used character encodings for wchar_t are UCS-2 (a subset of UTF-16) and UTF-32.
It's defined as a wide char for Unicode & UTF16 support primarily for filename name support (FAT32 LFN for example) and foreign console input.
There is also another important type in <wchar.h> which is wint_t which is the generic carrier form.
You need the concept of narrowing which take a wide character back to it's byte approximation (see function wctob). wctob | Microsoft Docs[^]
The reverse concept is widening which takes a byte character and promotes it (see function btowc) btowc | Microsoft Docs[^]
The letter conversions are controlled by the current LC_TYPE locale meaning the language type
Type something like this .. it prints the time in japanese
Newer versions of Visual Studio are installed without a makefile for the MFC library.
As I want to change some inner parts of MFC I need to compile the library.
...but without a makefile (or solution file) this is not possible.
Anybody out there which has got a working makefile for newer Visual Studios?
The reason for trying to get the hands on the MFC source are necessary changes (public vs. protected...) in the feature pack. Subclassing it not possible as the corresponding classes are already subclassed by the MFC feature pack itself. So, there's no access to the inner parts.
Note that I have not used MFC since ~2013 but I can tell you that you can simply copy the MAK files from the VS2008 installation folder into your VS2010-VS2012 source folder and make a few changes. I have never attempted for VS2013 and above.
I believe the last version that supported recompile of the MFC framework was VC2008 with 'nmake /f atlmfc.mak MFC' from commandline. Beginning with version MSVC2010 the MAK files were removed and recompile of the library became completely unsupported.
Thank you all for answering. I did the VS2008 makefile way. There were a lot of new afx...cpp files to add. It did compile (and yes, it worked fine at a first glance) and I tried to go further into the replacement of some feature pack subclassed windows. Finally I've stopped as there were too many changes necessary, which might cause side effects.
Just wanted to get the beautiful MDI tear off feature of newer VS.
It is possible to get the name of logged in users from a service (you have already asked that and got an answer). Using that you can guess the the user directory path and verify it by checking if the pathe exists.
But a service should not modify user data and usually does not need to read user data.
You have not told us why you need access to user directories. Maybe there is a better solution for your problem.
Just a guess, since I never did it yet:
- enumerate currently logged i user using NetUserEnum or/and NetWkstaUserEnum functions to get the SID for every user;
- use these SIDs to get info for every user from registry (HKEY_USERS\<sid>\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders)
Hope, it helps (at least to move you in some potentially useful direction).
No, it is most definitely NOT undefined behavior. This is exactly the behavior one should expect. The variable a has the binary value of -26 decimal, or 0xFFFFFFE6 in 32-bit hexadecimal. When it is passed to printf with a %d format specifier it will be interpreted as a signed decimal value and -26 is printed. There is nothing undefined about that. It is interpreting the variable exactly as the format specifier is defined to. It may not be what you want but it is as expected.
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