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PRB: .CPP Extension w/ Library Construction Kit Causes Errors

Article ID: 101803

Article Last Modified on 12/3/2003


  • Microsoft Visual FoxPro 3.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft FoxPro Library Construction Kit 2.5b for MS-DOS
  • Microsoft FoxPro 2.5b for MS-DOS
  • Microsoft FoxPro 2.5a
  • Microsoft FoxPro 2.5b
  • Microsoft FoxPro 2.5a

This article was previously published under Q101803


In Microsoft Visual C++, the .CPP extension can cause errors when it is used to create a .PLB or .FLL file with the FoxPro 2.5 Library Construction Kit (LCK).

For example, using the .CPP extension to create a .FLL file (FoxPro for Windows library) can cause the error "<path>\PROAPIML.LIB (c:\dosdev\source\winapi16.c) : error L2029: '_FoxTable' : unresolved external", where <path> is the path to PROAPIML.LIB.


To avoid the error, do one of the following:

  • Rename the program to have a .C extension. -or-

  • Declare FoxTable as external, as follows:
      extern "C" FoxTable _FoxTable =
         (FoxTable FAR *) 0, sizeof(myFoxInfo) / 
            sizeof(FoxInfo), myFoxInfo

Additional query words: VFoxWin FoxDos FoxWin

Keywords: kbcode KB101803