Re: Something strange (?) with abstract base class

"AliR" <AliR@online.nospam>
Fri, 26 Jun 2009 10:33:06 -0500
I don't know if I follow you correctly!?

Are you saying that you have a base class that is not exposed, but a derived
class that is, and you can access the base class virtual methods through the
derived class?


"Mikel" <> wrote in message

I've just found something strange with some of my classes. It's not
strictly MFC, but I'm pretty sure someone can help me.

I'm using VS2005+SP1.

I have a regular DLL where I define, among others, an abstract class,
say CBase, and several derived classes, say CDer1, CDer2, etc. They're
not MFC classes. Not all the functions in CBase are pure virtual, and
none of these classes, or anything inside them, is exported in the DLL
(I've checked it with Dependency Walker). Some other classes that use
them are exported, though.

Then I have the exe, where I use the DLL. Nothing special about it, I
think. The DLL and EXE projects are in the same solution, with the
dependencies properly set, so the DLL is loaded automatically.

And here is what I've found strange (maybe it isn't that strange, who
knows): somewhere in the exe I'm calling, via a pointer to CBase,
functions in CBase, without any linker errors, and it works OK. More
precisely, I can call any pure virtual function. With the rest (wether
virtual or not) I get LNK2019 errors. Oh, and the functions are not
defined in the headers, so the caller does not see the definition.

So my questions are:
How come I can call a non-exported function in a DLL?
And why the difference between pure virtual and the rest?

Any ideas?

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