[Mapserver-users] Compiling on Win32
sgillies at frii.com
Tue Mar 9 13:54:35 EST 2004
On Mar 9, 2004, at 11:22 AM, PLAIRE Rory wrote:
> Many thanks to all who work on Mapserver... a great tool to bring GIS
> to everyone!
> I am trying to compile Mapserver on Win32 so that I can create a C#
> with SWIG. Two issues come up: 1) I can't find documentation on how to
> generate mapparser.h from mapparser.y, although I've used Flex to no
> and 2) It isn't clear how to generate Mapserver as a DLL, although I
> that some editing of the build will be needed.
> I am lamentably green in the VC++ build process, so these questions
> take me some time to iron out. Perhaps someone would be kind enough to
> to the right direction to start me off.
> Rory Plaire
> GIS Programmer/Analyst
> Benton County, Oregon
Have you considered the possibility of using a well-supported mapscript
interface such as Perl/PHP/Python/Ruby with your .NET framework? Here
a few links I found which offer some degree of interoperability between
mapscript and .NET -- mapscript applications programmed in
and compiled for the .NET runtime:
I'm not trying to discourage you from a SWIG C# interface ... but if you
are new to compiling MapServer, you are probably facing *many* hours
a C# interface. There is no work committed to the MapServer code base
you and as far as I know there is no one out there who has anything to
Could be that there is a SWIG C# interface out there which is being held
out of the public domain (hello dgraham?), but I can't say.
sgillies at frii dot com
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