A Programmer's Dream

I'm Starting to Hate C++.Net

Posted by Stephen Wrighton on 13 Apr 2007

My main focus at work is merging some C .LIB precompiled libraries into a form that can be used by my VB.NET GUI.

One would think that this would be a simple, straightforward process.

Maybe if I knew more about C++ it would be. But as it stands, it's nothing more than a comedy of errors and hassles, designed to drive me batty.

The latest issue is I've got a string, and I'm trying to move the string from HEX to BINARY. Not a big deal?

.... yeah right.

I'm getting a System.ArgumentException complaining about a pointer being in the bottom 64K of the process's address space.

I have no clue how it got there - nor how to get it out.

Go, Microsoft on that one.

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