cannot find ws2_32.lib for socket programming

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    cannot find ws2_32.lib for socket programming

    Hello,

    I am doing some socket programming in C that will run on a windows XP professional.

    I am using Visual Studio C++ 2005.

    I have to use the library WS2_32.lib and include the header file winsock32.h.

    However, I am having trouble find the WS2_32.lib on my computer, I have done complete search but cannot find it anywhere.

    I have check this article to see if I am using the right one:
    http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;124876

    Where am I doing wrong,

    Many thanks,

    Steve

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    First, the header is winsock2.h, not winsock32.h. As for the missing library, it should be in your visual studio platform sdk folder. If you don't have it, you can always download the platform sdk from Microsoft.
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\VC\PlatformSDK\Lib

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    Download the Platform SDK and run it; follow the installation process. All SDK which is needed for windows programming will be installed on your machine * SDK which you select will be installed *. I usually install all SDK . Here is the link where you can download the installation file.

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...ng=en#filelist

    ssharish

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