Microsoft KB Archive/174403
Article ID: 174403
Article Last Modified on 11/21/2006
- Microsoft Foundation Class Library 4.2
This article was previously published under Q174403
When rebuilding Mfc42.dll, Mfcd42d.dll, or Mfcd42ud.dll after installing Visual Studio 97 Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2, the "LNK2001: unresolved external symbol" error message occurs for the following functions:
The symbols generated for these functions when compiling the file Dbcore.cpp do not match the function definitions specified for export in Mfc42.def, Mfcd42d.def, or Mfcd42ud.def.
Modify the function definitions in Mfc42.def, mfcd42d.def, or mfcd42ud.def to match the symbols for the function generated when compiling Dbcore.cpp.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a bug in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article. This bug has been fixed in Visual Studio 97 Service Pack 3.
For more information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
170365 INFO: Visual Studio 97 Service Packs - What, Where, and Why
The difference between the function definitions in Dbcore.cpp and Mfc42.def, Mfcd42d.def, or Mfcd42ud.def is that the function definitions have an "A" appended to the function names in Mfc42.def, Mfcd42d.def, or Mfcd42ud.def.
These functions exist in Dbcore.cpp without the "A" appended to the function name.
Remove the "A" from the function names in question for the .def file you specify when rebuilding Mfc42.dll, Mfcd42d.dll, or Mfcd42ud.dll.
Change the following
?AfxThunkSQLDescribeColA@@YGFPAXGPAEFPAF2PAK22@Z @ 1507 NONAME
to the following:
?AfxThunkSQLDescribeCol@@YGFPAXGPAEFPAF2PAK22@Z @ 1507 NONAME
See the section "Building the MFC DLL" in TN033 for information on how to rebuild the MFC DLL.
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Additional query words: AfxThunkSQL
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