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widl - Wine Interface Definition Language (IDL) compiler
widl [options] infile.idl
widl [options] --dlldata-only name1 [name2 ...]
When no options are used the program will generate a header file, and possibly client and
server stubs, proxy and dlldata files, a typelib, and a UUID file, depending on the con-
tents of the IDL file. If any of the options -c, -h, -p, -s, -t, -u, or --local-stubs are
given, widl will only generate the requested files, and no others. When run with --dll-
data-only, widl will only generate a dlldata file, and it will contain a list of the names
passed as arguments. Usually the way this file is updated is that each time widl is run,
it reads any existing dlldata file, and if necessary regenerates it with the same list of
names, but with the present proxy file included.
When run without any arguments, widl will print a help message.
-V Print version number and exit.
Set the target architecture when cross-compiling. The target specification is in
the standard autoconf format as returned by config.sub.
-h Generate header files.
Name of header file to generate. The default header filename is infile.h.
Use old naming conventions.
Type library options:
-t Generate a type library.
Define the name of the type library to be generated. The default filename is
Generate a Win32, respectively Win64, type library.
UUID file options:
-u Generate a UUID file.
Define the name of the UUID file to be generated. The default filename is
Proxy/stub generation options:
-c Generate client stub.
Name of client stub file (default is infile_c.c)
-p Generate proxy.
Name of proxy file (default is infile_p.c)
Prefix to put on the name of both client and server stubs.
Prefix to put on the name of client stubs.
Prefix to put on the name of server stubs.
-s Generate server stub.
Name of server stub file (default is infile_s.c)
Only generate 32-bit, respectively 64-bit code (the default is to generate both
32-bit and 64-bit versions into the same destination file).
Dlldata file options:
Name of the dlldata file (default is dlldata.c)
Add a header search directory to path. Multiple search directories are allowed.
Define preprocessor macro id with value val.
-E Preprocess only.
-N Do not preprocess input.
-W Enable pedantic warnings.
-d n Set debug level to the non negative integer n. If prefixed with 0x, it will be
interpreted as an hexadecimal number. For the meaning of values, see the Debug
Generate empty stubs for call_as/local methods in an object interface and write
them to file.
Debug level n is a bitmask with the following meaning:
* 0x01 Tell which resource is parsed (verbose mode)
* 0x02 Dump internal structures
* 0x04 Create a parser trace (yydebug=1)
* 0x08 Preprocessor messages
* 0x10 Preprocessor lex messages
* 0x20 Preprocessor yacc trace
widl is incomplete. Please file bug reports for this application at
widl was originally written by Ove Kaaven. It has been improved by Rob Shearman, Dan Hip-
schman, and others. For a complete list, see the git commit logs. This man page was
originally written by Hannu Valtonen and then updated by Dan Hipschman.
The Winelib User Guide
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Wine 1.2-rc6 October 2007 WIDL(1)