ShellExecute doesn't seem to work in Borland

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    ShellExecute doesn't seem to work in Borland

    Hello. I use Borland C++ 5.0. I need to use the ShellExecute() function, but whenever I include the header file shellapi.h I get errors. Also, I am unable to find the import library shell32.lib on my PC. I think this could cause the errors I am getting. Does this happen to other Borland users? Please tell me where I can find the file shell32.lib. I have already tried searching for it on the Borland website.

    Compiler:Borland C++ 5.0

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    Try only including the windows header file:

    #include <windows.h>

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    Hello. I tried including windows.h instead of shellapi.h. However I still get an error. I have attached the source file. The function to check is void update(), and the line no. is 1006. Please tell me what is wrong.

    The line I have inserted is...
    ShellExecute(handle,"open","c:\\Sundeep\\Directory \\homepage.url",NULL,NULL,SW_SHOWMAXIMIZED);
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    You need the shell32.lib.....

    If your compiler doesnt have it, then is it a windows compiler (sorry not familiar with Borland C++ compilers)

    If it is a Windows compiler and you need shell32.lib, then download the Platform SDKI from Microsoft asn that will have all the libraries in their newest form

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    I'm sorry but I do not know whether my compiler is a windows compiler or not, as I am still quite a beginner. Could you please tell me what you mean by that?
    Last edited by sundeeptuteja; 08-06-2002 at 07:46 AM.

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