Can I use DBTools.h++ 3.1.0 with MSVC 5.0?

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Last updated: 29 Jan, 2008
Article ID: 1017
Last updated: 29 Jan, 2008
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Posted: 22 Dec, 1998
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Updated: 29 Jan, 2008

DBTools.h++ version 3.1 has been certified with Microsoft's Visual C++ 6.0 compiler, but I need to keep using the 5.0 compiler. Will DBTools.h++ still work with the older compiler?



DBTools.h++ 3.1.0 has been tested for use against VC 6.0, and we recommend using this version of the Microsoft compiler with that release of DBTools.h++. However, VC 5.0 can be used with this release of DBTools.h++.


Please Note: this combination has not been run through our complete test suite, hence it is unsupported, but it has been successfully built and used.


The steps to build DBTools.h++ 3.1 against VC 5.0* are as follows:

With Edition 7 of the SPM (version 1.4.0):


  1. Start with a clean installation of the Software Parts Manager. Pre-existing installations of older versions of DBTools.h++ will result in header file conflicts in the build process.
  2. Build Tools.h++ version 7.0.8 with the build type you wish to use with DBTools.h++. Tools.h++ 7.0.9, which ships with edition 8 of the Software Parts Manager, is designed to work with VC 6.0, and will not build on VC 5.0.
  3. Download DBTools.h++ 3.1, and install it into this SPM installation. This can be downloaded from If you have questions or need assistance with this step, contact your customer service representative (find out who at:
  4. Once installed, the Build screen should display DBTools.h++ 3.1 as one of the libraries available to build. Select the build options consistent with what was just chosen with Tools.h++, and click OK.
  5. Warnings will be displayed that a dependency on Tools.h++ 7.0.9 can not be met; since you will be using Tools.h++ 7.0.8, click Continue and Yes for the following warnings.
  6. Repeat steps 3, 4, 5 and 6 for the appropriate access libraries.

    Please Note: If you are using DBTools.h++ 3.1.0, you must use an Access Library with the same version number.


With Edition 8 of the SPM (version 1.4.1):


  1. As above, but use edition 8 of the SPM, and install Tools.h++ 7.0.8 instead of DBTools.h++ (which will already be present). See your customer service representative to get the download version of Tools.h+++ 7.0.8.



*Please be sure Service Pack 3 is installed with the VC 5.0 compiler.


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Article ID: 1017
Last updated: 29 Jan, 2008
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Posted: 22 Dec, 1998 by --
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