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NAME

       widl - Wine Interface Definition Language (IDL) compiler

SYNOPSIS

       widl [options] IDL_file
       widl [options] --dlldata-only name1 [name2...]

DESCRIPTION

       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 contents of the IDL file.  If any of
       the options -c, -h, -p, -s, -t, -u or --local-stubs is given, widl will
       only  generate  the  requested  files,  and  no  others.  When run with
       --dlldata-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.

OPTIONS

       General options:

       -V     Print version number and exit.

       -o, --output=name
              Set the name of the output file. When generating multiple output
              files,  this sets only the base name of the file; the respective
              output files are then named name.h, name_p.c, etc.

       -b cpu-manufacturer[-kernel]-os
              Set the target architecture  when  cross-compiling.  The  target
              specification  is in the standard autoconf format as returned by
              config.sub.

       Header options:

       -h     Generate header files. The default output filename is infile.h.

       --oldnames
              Use old naming conventions.

       Type library options:

       -t     Generate  a  type  library.  The  default  output  filename   is
              infile.tlb.   If  the  output  file  name ends in .res, a binary
              resource file containing the type library is generated instead.

       -m32, -m64
              Generate a Win32 or Win64 type library respectively.

       UUID file options:

       -u     Generate a UUID file. The default output filename is infile_i.c.

       Proxy/stub generation options:

       -c     Generate a client stub file.  The  default  output  filename  is
              infile_c.c.

       -Os    Generate inline stubs.

       -Oi    Generate old-style interpreted stubs.

       -Oif, -Oic, -Oicf
              Generate new-style fully interpreted stubs.

       -p     Generate a proxy. The default output filename is infile_p.c.

       --prefix-all=prefix
              Prefix to put on the name of both client and server stubs.

       --prefix-client=prefix
              Prefix to put on the name of client stubs.

       --prefix-server=prefix
              Prefix to put on the name of server stubs.

       -s     Generate  a  server  stub  file.  The default output filename is
              infile_s.c.

       --win32, --win64
              Only generate 32-bit or 64-bit code respectively (the default is
              to  generate  both  32-bit  and  64-bit  versions  into the same
              destination file).

       Registration script options:

       -r     Generate a registration script. The default output  filename  is
              infile_r.rgs.  If  the  output  file name ends in .res, a binary
              resource file containing the script is generated instead.

       Dlldata file options:

       --dlldata-only name1 [name2...]
              Regenerate the dlldata file from  scratch  using  the  specified
              proxy names. The default output filename is dlldata.c.

       Preprocessor options:

       -I path
              Add   a   header  search  directory  to  path.  Multiple  search
              directories are allowed.

       -D id[=val]
              Define preprocessor macro id with value val.

       -E     Preprocess only.

       -N     Do not preprocess input.

       Debug options:

       -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 section.

       Miscellaneous options:

       -app_config
              Ignored, present for midl compatibility.

       --local-stubs=file
              Generate empty stubs for  call_as/local  methods  in  an  object
              interface and write them to file.

DEBUG

       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

BUGS

       Bugs can be reported on the Wine bug tracker ⟨http://bugs.winehq.org⟩.

AUTHORS

       widl  was originally written by Ove Kåven.  It has been improved by Rob
       Shearman, Dan Hipschman, 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.

AVAILABILITY

       widl is part of the  Wine  distribution,  which  is  available  through
       WineHQ, the Wine development headquarters ⟨http://www.winehq.org/⟩.

SEE ALSO

       Wine documentation and support ⟨http://www.winehq.org/help⟩.



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