How to open a midi in directX

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    How to open a midi in directX

    Hello:
    I've tried to use mciSendString() to open a midi in directX, but it gave me such error message:error LNK2001: unresolved external symbol __imp__mciSendStringA@16
    fatal error LNK1120: 1 unresolved externals

    I don't know why, I've included such DSOUND.LIB AND DSOUND.H, even winmm.dll in my project also, but it didn't work, anyone can figure it out, or anyother ways to work on it.

    Thank you very much
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    You can't play midi files with DirectSound, you need to use DirectMusic for midi's. Check out the SDK doc's for how to set it up (it's not the same as setting up the other DX components, you have to initialize COM, etc.). If you need more help check out www.gamedev.net under their DX tutorial section.

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    Thanx, so what is that mciSendString() for, I saw someone used this in DirectX? that was quite simple if I can.

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    hiya, mci*** functiosn are not part of the dx, you could serach for MCI overview on the msdn,


    from msdn,
    The Media Control Interface (MCI) provides standard commands for playing multimedia devices and recording multimedia resource files. These commands are a generic interface to nearly every kind of multimedia device

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    Alternatively, you could always read the help.

    "Requirements
    Library: Use Winmm.lib."

    Add

    #pragma comment(lib, "winmm.lib")

    to your source code, or add winmm.lib to your project.
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