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  WinMain Command Line Parser
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It's an implementation of the WinMain function which parses the command line into the format that the main function supplies. This is useful for making cross-platform code or if you need the argc, argv format for a library like glut.

Download Associated File: winmain.cpp (1,531 bytes)


// COTD Entry submitted by Max McGuire [amcguire@andrew.cmu.edu]

#include <windows.h>

extern int main(int argc, char* argv[]);

int WINAPI WinMain(HINSTANCE instance, HINSTANCE prev_instance, char* command_line, int show_command) {

int argc; char** argv;

char* arg; int index; int result;

// count the arguments argc = 1; arg = command_line; while (arg[0] != 0) {

while (arg[0] != 0 && arg[0] == ' ') { arg++; }

if (arg[0] != 0) { argc++; while (arg[0] != 0 && arg[0] != ' ') { arg++; } } } // tokenize the arguments argv = (char**)malloc(argc * sizeof(char*));

arg = command_line; index = 1;

while (arg[0] != 0) {

while (arg[0] != 0 && arg[0] == ' ') { arg++; }

if (arg[0] != 0) { argv[index] = arg; index++; while (arg[0] != 0 && arg[0] != ' ') { arg++; } if (arg[0] != 0) { arg[0] = 0; arg++; } } }

// put the program name into argv[0] char filename[_MAX_PATH]; GetModuleFileName(NULL, filename, _MAX_PATH); argv[0] = filename;

// call the user specified main function result = main(argc, argv); free(argv); return result;

}

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