SHCreateDirectory: identifier not found

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    SHCreateDirectory: identifier not found

    Could someone help me with this error I get when I compile?
    This isn't really my code, so I got no idea how to fix it.
    Thanks.

    Code:
    error C3861: 'SHCreateDirectory': identifier not found
    Code:
    #include <windows.h>
    #include <shlobj.h> 
    
    void ConvertStringToWChar (LPCTSTR str, WCHAR *buffer)
    {
    	   int		i;
    
           for(i=0; str[i]; i++)
                 buffer[i] = (WCHAR)str[i];
    
           buffer[i] = 0;
    }
    
    void CreatePath(const char *fname)
    {
    	int		i;
    	char	path[MAX_PATH];
    	WCHAR	buffer[MAX_PATH];
    	
    
    	strcpy(path,fname);
    
    	i=strlen(path);
    
    	while(path[i]!='\\'&&i>0)
    		i--;
    
    	path[i]=0;
    
    	ConvertStringToWChar(path, buffer);
    	SHCreateDirectory(NULL, buffer);
    }

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    Take a look here. Particularly at the remarks section:

    http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms647696.aspx
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    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    I do have Windows XP SP2.

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    hmm... do you have the Microsoft Platform SDK installed? This assuming you are using Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Express edition?
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    I got Visual Studio 2005 Express, indeed.
    I downloaded the SDK and copied over the include files?

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    Can't help any further mate. Sorry.
    Someone else will, i'm sure.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    So copying over the include files was correct?
    I wasn't really sure what to do there.

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    Err... my ears perked. Didn't pay much attention to that remark on your previous post.
    No. I don't remember having to do that. You just download the SDK and install it. No file fiddling here.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    I have pretty much done what that page says. =/

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    Is the project linked to the library?

    shell32.lib
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    See this.
    Why not use the old CreateDirectory.
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    There is no SHCreateDirectory in newer SDK versions. But there IS an SHCreateDirectoryEx function. Try that.
    Last edited by maxorator; 07-31-2007 at 01:04 AM.
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