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hi,
i am a beginner in socket programming in vc++. There is error poping up when the addr of the socket is compling,

.\simple_socket sever.c(41): error: identifier "sockaddr_i n" is undefined
sockaddr_in service;
^

.\simple_socket sever.c(41): error: expected a ";"
sockaddr_in service;
^

.\simple_socket sever.c(43): error: identifier "service" is undefined
service.sin_fam ily = AF_INET;
^

Whats wrong here, have to include any lib files,and hoe to do it. plz help.and thanks in advance.
Jul 2 '07 #1
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sicarie
4,677 Recognized Expert Moderator Specialist
What is going on
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  1. .\simple_socketsever.c(41): error: identifier "sockaddr_in" is undefined
  2.    sockaddr_in  service;
  3.                ^  // here?
  4.  
You have this socaddr_in, is that the name of the object? What is service? Is it a method, or is it part of the name of the object? Right now there is a space in between sockaddr_in and service, so it's reading those as two separate things. Are you delcaring a new sockaddr_in?
Jul 2 '07 #2
eagerlearner
29 New Member
Have you include the header file of ?
#include <winsock2.h>

Make sure you link your compiler with the library file called ws2_32.lib as well
Jul 2 '07 #3
gnanapoongothai
62 New Member
How to link that lib files. working area is different and the lib files is in diferent area. So fatal error occurs while opening the lib files what to do?
Awating ur reply.
Jul 3 '07 #4
weaknessforcats
9,208 Recognized Expert Moderator Expert
You have to do two things: 1) add the lib to your build and 2) enter the path to the lib.

You add the lib to the build by going to project Properties/Configuration Properies/Linker/Input/Additional dependencies and enter the name of your library.

Then, go to Tools/Options/Projects and Solutions/VC++ Directories. On the right pane is a drop-down menu. Select Library Files and enter your path there.
Jul 3 '07 #5
gnanapoongothai
62 New Member
Got it done working fine.thanks
Jul 4 '07 #6

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