Re: CFile and FILE*

"Ian Semmel" <>
Wed, 26 Mar 2008 21:14:54 +0000

Using that link, this modification seems to work (although needs
#include "StdAfx.h"
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <stdio.h>
#include <fcntl.h>
#include <io.h>
#include "CrtFile.h"

FILE* CrtFile ( CFile* pCFile )
   HFILE OsFileHandle;
   FILE *stream;
   int CrtFileHandle;

   OsFileHandle = (HFILE) (pCFile ->m_hFile); // I added this ???

    /* convert OS file handle to CRT file pointer */
    if ( (CrtFileHandle=_open_osfhandle(OsFileHandle,_O_RDONLY))==-1){
        printf( "_open_osfhandle Failed");

   /* Change handle access to stream access. */
   if( (stream = _fdopen( CrtFileHandle, "r" )) == NULL ) {
        printf( "_fdopen Failed");
        exit( 1 );

   return stream;

void TestFile ()
    CFile* pCFile = new CFile ( "test.txt", CFile::modeRead );

    FILE* stream = CrtFile ( pCFile );

   char inbuf[128];
   int count = 0;

   while( fgets( inbuf, 128, stream ) != NULL )

    CString str;
    str.Format ( "Lines=%d", count );
    AfxMessageBox ( str );
I needed this because I am writing data to an ancient device (firmware
unchangeable) which requires me to use the old compression algorithm
compress.c (which was written some time in the 1980's). As this code
uses every bad construct of the "C" language, I am loathe to try to
change it to C++.

"Victor" <> wrote in message

Have a look at _open_osfhandle function and KB139640 ("Do Not Mix
System and CRT File Handles") in MSDN:


"Ian Semmel" <> wrote in message

Is there any way to call a function expecting a FILE* using an opened
CFile ?

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