HTML Tidy from .NET

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I’ve been looking at the HTML Tidy Library Project based on Dave Raggett’s HTML Tidy program and I wanted a way to call into the library from .NET. The two links to .NET bindings on the site point to code that uses COM Interop which seemed a little odd. Surprisingly, Charles Reitzel’s Tidy Add-ons page says “Managed C++ is simply too different from real C++ to be useful, imo. Or, as I like to say,__Managed C++ is neither.” Now, that can’t be right can it? :o)

So this is my first cut at a MC++ binding for HTML Tidy. I pulled down the source to libtidy, converted the VC6 workspace to VC7 and built a release library (that’s included in the libtidylib folder of the zip download). This zip file contains the source and a release binary. I haven’t included support for callbacks or for processing thr HTML Node model because I don’t need those right now.