arm-nacl-windmc man page

windmc — generates Windows message resources.

Synopsis

windmc [options] input-file

Description

windmc reads message definitions from an input file (.mc) and translate them into a set of output files.  The output files may be of four kinds:

"h"

A C header file containing the message definitions.

"rc"

A resource file compilable by the windres tool.

"bin"

One or more binary files containing the resource data for a specific message language.

"dbg"

A C include file that maps message id's to their symbolic name.

The exact description of these different formats is available in documentation from Microsoft.

When windmc converts from the "mc" format to the "bin" format, "rc", "h", and optional "dbg" it is acting like the Windows Message Compiler.

Options

-a
--ascii_in

Specifies that the input file specified is ASCII. This is the default behaviour.

-A
--ascii_out

Specifies that messages in the output "bin" files should be in ASCII format.

-b
--binprefix

Specifies that "bin" filenames should have to be prefixed by the basename of the source file.

-c
--customflag

Sets the customer bit in all message id's.

-C codepage
--codepage_in codepage

Sets the default codepage to be used to convert input file to UTF16. The default is ocdepage 1252.

-d
--decimal_values

Outputs the constants in the header file in decimal. Default is using hexadecimal output.

-e ext
--extension ext

The extension for the header file. The default is .h extension.

-F target
--target target

Specify the BFD format to use for a bin file as output.  This is a BFD target name; you can use the --help option to see a list of supported targets.  Normally windmc will use the default format, which is the first one listed by the --help option.

-h path
--headerdir path

The target directory of the generated header file. The default is the current directory.

-H
--help

Displays a list of command line options and then exits.

-m characters
--maxlength characters

Instructs windmc to generate a warning if the length of any message exceeds the number specified.

-n
--nullterminate

Terminate message text in "bin" files by zero. By default they are terminated by CR/LF.

-o
--hresult_use

Not yet implemented. Instructs "windmc" to generate an OLE2 header file, using HRESULT definitions. Status codes are used if the flag is not specified.

-O codepage
--codepage_out codepage

Sets the default codepage to be used to output text files. The default is ocdepage 1252.

-r path
--rcdir path

The target directory for the generated "rc" script and the generated "bin" files that the resource compiler script includes. The default is the current directory.

-u
--unicode_in

Specifies that the input file is UTF16.

-U
--unicode_out

Specifies that messages in the output "bin" file should be in UTF16 format. This is the default behaviour.

-v
--verbose

Enable verbose mode.

-V
--version

Prints the version number for windmc.

-x path
--xdgb path

The path of the "dbg" C include file that maps message id's to the symbolic name. No such file is generated without specifying the switch.

@file

Read command-line options from file.  The options read are inserted in place of the original @file option.  If file does not exist, or cannot be read, then the option will be treated literally, and not removed.

Options in file are separated by whitespace.  A whitespace character may be included in an option by surrounding the entire option in either single or double quotes.  Any character (including a backslash) may be included by prefixing the character to be included with a backslash.  The file may itself contain additional @file options; any such options will be processed recursively.

See Also

the Info entries for binutils.

Info

2016-01-25 binutils-2.26 GNU Development Tools