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Posted 10 August 2001 - 10:57 AM

I recently had the fortune of going to Microsoft HQ in Redmond, WA. I got a voucher for the company store, and got MS Visual Studio Standard Ed. for $20 Anyhoo, I uninstalled my introductory version and installed SEd. Then I tried using a CTime object and I keep getting this error: error C2146: syntax error : missing ';' before identifier 'CTime_now' error C2501: 'CTime' : missing storage-class or type specifiers fatal error C1004: unexpected end of file found I got that same error when trying to use the DirectX classes and structers when I didn't have the include directories for my SDK included into my compiler's directory options. My question is, do I need to include yet another special directory, or do I need to include a specific header? I didn't see either of these things in the help info, and as far as I can tell, the CTime class is NEVER declared in ANY of the header files... Any help would be great. Forgot to mention, my current included headers (minus my includes for splitting the code) are: #include windows.h #include windowsx.h #include ddraw.h #include stdlib.h #include fstream.h #include stdio.h #include time.h Edited by - QBRADQ on August 10, 2001 5:59:15 PM Edited by - QBRADQ on August 10, 2001 6:00:14 PM

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Posted 10 August 2001 - 11:03 AM

You might want to look carefully at the directories under tools/options. But why use Ctime? try using timeGetTime(); instead, easier and quicker. It returns time in ms or seconds depending on what you set it to.

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Posted 10 August 2001 - 11:21 AM

Thanks for the fast reply. I can use that for my current needs, but I would still like to be able to use a class that my documentation says I can.

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Posted 10 August 2001 - 11:30 AM

using timeGetTime function I get a link error:

error LNK2001: unresolved external symbol __imp__timeGetTime@0

How do I fix this one?

Ok, I found three library files with the error string in it, so I'll try putting those in. But of them:

STRMBASD.lib
STRMBASE.lib
WINMM.lib

Which one should I use? Or all of them?

Edited by - QBRADQ on August 10, 2001 6:39:04 PM




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