Thread: Visual Studio Including Winsock Libraries

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    Visual Studio Including Winsock Libraries

    I'm trying to create a simple winsock client written in C. I'm developing in Visual Studio Express.

    I cut and paste a simple sample client and tried to compile but I receive "Unresolved external 'WSAIoctl' referenced from".

    The build is obviously not linking in the ws2_32 library. Can someone tell how can I configure Visual Studio Express to link in this file?

    Secondary question, I want my final exe file to be completely self contained, I don't want dynamic linking of dlls. How can I do this?

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    Project / Properties / Configuration Properties / Linker / Input / Additional Dependencies

    Add the ws2_32.lib to the field above
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    Cool

    Spot on. Thks CSharpener

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