Download MetaTrader 5

Problem with Strings in DLL's - page 2

To add comments, please log in or register
qjol
3243
qjol  
try the service desk
FXEZ
14
FXEZ  

Make sure (within the DLL) that you marshall the string specifically. Build 600+ broke a lot of DLLs that pass strings. Your MQL4 code may not change at all from the original, but the DLL code will need to specifically marshall the strings as the correct type.

 In .NET this can be done as:

[MarshalAs(UnmanagedType.LPWStr)] 

 something like this for C#:

  [return: MarshalAs(UnmanagedType.LPWStr)]  

 string GV_GetNamedString([MarshalAs(UnmanagedType.LPWStr)] string StrName, [MarshalAs(UnmanagedType.LPWStr)] string Error);

 See this code for more complete examples in C# and the other side in MQL4:

http://vb6-to-csharp.blogspot.com/2014/05/code-to-export-c-dll-to-metatrader.html 

 Also, see this topic:

https://forum.mql4.com/60905 

Kashif Javed
1296
Kashif Javed  
FXEZ:

Make sure (within the DLL) that you marshall the string specifically. Build 600+ broke a lot of DLLs that pass strings. Your MQL4 code may not change at all from the original, but the DLL code will need to specifically marshall the strings as the correct type.

 In .NET this can be done as:

[MarshalAs(UnmanagedType.LPWStr)] 

 something like this for C#:

  [return: MarshalAs(UnmanagedType.LPWStr)]  

 string GV_GetNamedString([MarshalAs(UnmanagedType.LPWStr)] string StrName, [MarshalAs(UnmanagedType.LPWStr)] string Error);

 See this code for more complete examples in C# and the other side in MQL4:

http://vb6-to-csharp.blogspot.com/2014/05/code-to-export-c-dll-to-metatrader.html 

 Also, see this topic:

https://forum.mql4.com/60905 

Thanks, its an old DLL file for which I dont have code so I cannot change any code in DLL.
whroeder1
15692
whroeder1  
kjaved8: its an old DLL file for which I dont have code so I cannot change any code in DLL.
  1. Then you'll have to ask the owner of the DLL to modify it for you
  2. Or, create a new DLL as a shim.
qjol
3243
qjol  
try version 2.3 maybe it suits your needs (didn't checked)
Hongliang Liu
1275
Hongliang Liu  
kjaved8:

Following code works fine in old builds but not in 600+ builds. In new builds it only passes and get back first letter of the strings. Any one here to tell how to fix this for new builds??

i have wrote a dll which could pass string to mq4(Version 670),you could have a try like the following in your dll:

dll: 

wchar_t* GV_GetNamedString(wchar_t* StrName, wchar_t* Error); 

 

import in mq4 as you do:

string GV_GetNamedString(string StrName, string Error); 

Halley
198
Halley  
Moggy:

i have wrote a dll which could pass string to mq4(Version 670),you could have a try like the following in your dll:

dll: 

wchar_t* GV_GetNamedString(wchar_t* StrName, wchar_t* Error); 

 

import in mq4 as you do:

string GV_GetNamedString(string StrName, string Error); 

 


Is it a memory-safe way to avoid leaks? I am not a DLL expert, I just wonder if the string created in the DLL gets properly disposed.
12
To add comments, please log in or register