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Microsoft C++ compiler and OpenVMS?

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The Question is:

I want to write a MS C++ application to read and write to a openVMS mailbox. Is
 this possible? If so how do I do it?

The Answer is :

  Microsoft C++ is a Microsoft application, expecting Microsoft
  bindings and a Microsoft operating system platform.
  If you wish to use a C++ application on OpenVMS, then you will
  have to use a different C++ compiler, or you will need to look
  into the Enterprise Toolkit (which provides bindings and support
  for developing OpenVMS programs using the Microsoft Visual
  environment), or you will need to port the Microsoft C++ code
  to a C++ compiler on OpenVMS.
  If you wish to execute the Microsoft C++ code on a Microsoft
  platform and connect to OpenVMS over a network, then an OpenVMS
  server application -- using IP directly, or potentially using the
  COM/DCOM package for OpenVMS -- could then be created to provide
  access to an OpenVMS mailbox or other OpenVMS constructs.
  Information on programming on OpenVMS is available in the OpenVMS
  Programming Concepts manual, details on IP are in the TCP/IP
  Services and C and C++ manuals, and details on COM and DCOM are
  in the documentation associated with that package.

answer written or last revised on ( 15-APR-2002 )

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