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WINMM.LIB where can I get it

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This relates to my last question about timeSetEvent(). I use Borland C++ 5.01 and can't workout whether it is linking in WINMM.LIB or not. I can't find WINNMM.LIB anywhere on my hard drive and have reinstalled Borland twice and I come to the conclusion WINMM.LIB is not included. So I tried creating WINMM.LIB from the DLL using ImpLib and linked it in however that did not work either, my program still hung. I went onto the borland site and they don't provide any help except by phone and I am in AUstralia.Does anyone know where I can get WINMM.LIB from ?I have come to the conclusion that I should have bought MSVC++ instead of borland C++. Oh well you make mistakes every so often and my next upgrade will be to VC++.I have a Pentium 200 with 48 Meg ram, 4Meg Video card (s3 Verg). WOuld my configuration have anything to do with timeSetEvent() not working?
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by:Grub
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I have actually solved my problem. I think there is a bug or maybe Borland is designed to do it but when I compile and run an executable in Borland C++ that uses timeSetEvent() my program doesn't recieve a response from timeSetEvent(). However when I close Borland and run the executable from Explorer it works fine.If someone knows why this happens or how to stop Borland from doing this I would appreciate it as it is very limitting to program development and very annoying.
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done.

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 I have used winmm with VB5 and had no problem in the development environment.  I believe that winmm.lib is shipped with Win95/98/NT and is installed if the Multimedia options are selected at setup time.  (You can install anytime using the "Add/Remove Programs" feature in the control panel.)

  I would suggest that you try other fuctions such as timeGetTime in the Borland development environment to see if they work.  Borland may intercept certain interrupts to protect itself.  I have some purchased OCXs which use timeSetEvent.  I am pretty sure they are written in MSVC.  So while I have not tried this function in Visual C++ myself, I believe you are wise to plan on upgrading to Microsoft.  (After all, winmm is a Microsoft library.)
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