> Well ,I'm out of solutions, I can only point in Redmond direction. According to [url=http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa385633.aspx|this page], Message Compiler is part of the SDK which can be downloaded from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c2b1e300-f358-4523-b479-f53d234cdccf&DisplayLang=en]here[/url
i just downloaded the win32 tools part from that link you gave me. and MC.exe is in there. that is /Microsoft SDKs/v6.0, where as express installs v6.0A, which doesnt seem to have it. can anyone else verify that it isnt part of express?
ive made a copy of MC.exe, im uninstalling the SDK, and the entire visual studio. im going to install it from scratch. i dont know if something broke, because it couldnt find windows.h.
> Maybe something could be done in the future on our side about this whole thing. It is ridiculous for something like this to be a showstopper.
yea it is. why do you need this step? i havent seen any other projects use it before, isnt there a different simpler way?
> At any rate, if/when you resolve this, it would be nice if you would share a how-to with the community.
i hope to be using POCO and will contribute if i come across anything whilst using it.