Managed Extensions for C++ to C++/CLI conversion tool

Managed Extensions for C++ to C++/CLI conversion tool

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As you may already know from previous communications, members of the Visual C++ team have (occasionally) worked on a tool to assist developers who wanted to port their source code from the “Managed Extensions for C++” syntax to the new “C++/CLI” syntax. As mentioned in the earlier post, the intended audience of the tool is “those who wish for help in automating the migration of their V1 code to the new language design”. To set expectations correctly, the tool was going to be a “help” rather than a complete solution and in the push to complete other projects the tool was never fully completed, tested or documented. We are happy to release the tool “as is” as a few initial tests with external users have shown that they received benefits from using the tool even if: 1) it does not provide complete translation between the two different syntaxes and 2) manual modify of the outputted source code is still required to complete the conversion. The tool does come with source code so that users who wish to modify or extend the functionality to better suit their code bases can. The tool is totally unsupported by Microsoft. The tool is available at the Microsoft Download Center.
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  • Visual C++ Team Blog Managed Extensions for C++ to C++-CLI conversion tool Download details VC++ 2003

  • Visual C++ Lenguage it easier one to use, and i love it.

  • We have just finished and released our 1st software project using Visual Studio 2005 MC++, the source code for this has magically turned into a deprecated syntax during the products development lifecycle.

    We are using /clr:oldsyntax to keep our existing code working but for how much longer I don’t know.

    For example we cant even add any new forms to our flagship software product with out hacking the project etc.

    Will you ever attempt to finish the Managed Extensions for C++ to C++/CLI conversion tool

    Can you offer services to take existing MC++ code and convert to the new Visual Studio 2005 SP1 C++/CLI syntax?

    It seems you have very little interest in helping people like us.

    I have read all the migration checklist etc and tried a manual code conversion but the complexity of converting our existing code seems impossible :¬(

    Just manaualy converting the old style "__property" syntax to the new "property" syntax is overwhelming :¬( thousands of them to do etc.

    This is just one of the problems listed.

    Any help would be appreciated

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