cant use winsock2 in dev-c++

This is a discussion on cant use winsock2 in dev-c++ within the Tech Board forums, part of the Community Boards category; I tried executing a winsock2 app and it throws me this error saying "...\Include\winsock2.h:46: unbalanced `#endif'" . Thanks DaIn...

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    cant use winsock2 in dev-c++

    I tried executing a winsock2 app and it throws me this error saying "...\Include\winsock2.h:46: unbalanced `#endif'" .

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    Lightbulb Solution ...

    I used to use Dev-C++, but I am using MSVC++ 6.0. Anyhow, here is the fix to the problem. Open the "winsock2.h" file, and on the fourth line from the bottom it says:

    ifdef __cplusplus

    Change that to:

    #ifdef __cplusplus


    And that should fix the problem!

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    Thanks, I've been wondering about that for a while aslo. One thing I did see on the Dev board is that #include <winsock2.h> needs to be put before #include <windows.h>

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