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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.  If a full file name with extension is specified, only that file  is
              generated.

       -b, --target=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.

       -m32, -m64, --win32, --win64
              Force the target architecture to 32-bit or 64-bit.

       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.

       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.

       --winrt
              Enable Windows Runtime mode.

       --ns_prefix
              Prefix namespaces with ABI namespace.

       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.

       --acf=file
              Use specified application configuration file.

       --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 ⟨https://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 ⟨https://www.winehq.org/⟩.

SEE ALSO

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