Embedding NPLRuntime

NPLRuntime comes with a general purpose executable for launching NPL based applications. This is the standard usage of NPLRuntime.

However, some client application may prefer embedding NPLRuntime in their own executable file, or even as child window of their own application. This is possible via NPLRuntime dll or (paraengineclient.dll) under windows platform.

Please see https://github.com/LiXizhi/ParaCraftSDK/blob/master/samples/MyAppExe/MyApp.cpp for details.

#include "PEtypes.h"
#include "IParaEngineApp.h"
#include "IParaEngineCore.h"
#include "INPL.h"
#include "INPLRuntime.h"
#include "INPLRuntimeState.h"
#include "INPLAcitvationFile.h"
#include "NPLInterface.hpp"
#include "PluginLoader.hpp"

#include "MyApp.h"

using namespace ParaEngine;
using namespace NPL;
using namespace MyCompany;

// some lines omitted here ....

    std::string sAppCmdLine;
    if (lpCmdLine)
        sAppCmdLine = lpCmdLine;

    // TODO: add your custom command line here
    sAppCmdLine += " mc=true noupdate=true";

    CMyApp myApp(hInst);
    return myApp.Run(0, sAppCmdLine.c_str());

Building Custom Executable Application

To build your custom application, you must download NPLRuntime source code (for header files) and set CMAKE include directory properly.

Build NPLRuntime as Libraries

In most cases, you do not need to build these libraries, simply copy ParaEngineClient.dll and other related dll files from the ParacraftSDK’s ./redist folder to your host application’s executable directory. Make sure they are up to date.

However, one can also build NPL Runtime as Libraries manually. See CMake options when building NPLRuntime from source code.