How to access MFC classes in Python using SWIG ?

John J. Lee jjl at
Tue Dec 16 14:38:42 CET 2003

harry_chillboy at (Harish) writes:

> I am using Python2.3 version with SWIG-1.3.19 to access C++ interface
> provided by a DLL.
> Some of its function returns MFC class objects like CString , CMap. I
> tried to generate wrapper for these classes using SWIG by including
> respective header files in .i file.
> But it doesn't work. Swig reports hundreds parsing errors in MFC's
> file.

I'd guess that looking into how win32all does it, and copying that and
integrating your stuff with it would be the easiest way to go.  I
don't think it uses SWIG.


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