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Creating a nodejs native .Net extension

This short writeup will guide you through creating a simple node.js addon

Before we begin

  1. Read this short description on how to build a simple nodejs addon on windows.
  2. Download node.js sources.
  3. Make sure you have Python 2.x installed (not 3.x).
  4. Build node sources by running `vcbuild.bat'.
  5. Verify that node.lib is located under the Debug/ directory.

Creating a .Net node addon

  1. Fire up VS2010 and create a new C++ Empty CLR project. new project
  2. Open the project properties (Click Alt+Enter while the project file is selected)
  3. Set the project type and extension project type should be dll and the extension should be .node new project
  4. Set the include directories as follows (replace paths with the local nodejs source path). new project
  5. Set the libraries directories as follows (replace paths with the local nodejs source path). new project
  6. Add a new CPP file and call it SOME_PREFIX_Addon.cpp. This file will hold the actual addon definitions and dll entry point.
  7. Open the property pages of the new CPP file you created.
  8. Change the "Common Language Runtime Support" option to No Common Language RunTime Support
    new project

What's next?

  • use the project provided here as an initial implementation.
  • take a look at the following html presentation. the ppt explains the different steps necessary to register a class with V8.
  • start rocking!
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