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Unresolved external  symbol

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I get the unresolved external symbol error message when trying to build my program.
 
 unresolved external symbol _Process32Next@8
 unresolved external symbol _Process32First@8
 unresolved external symbol _CreateToolhelp32Snapshot@8

From the code section:-
void Snap()
      {
      HWND hSnap;

      hSnap = CreateToolhelp32Snapshot(TH32CS_SNAPPROCESS, 0);

    if (hSnap ==(HANDLE) -1)
      {
            MessageBox();
      }
      else
      {
            PROCESSENTRY32 procEntry;
            procEntry.dwSize = sizeof(PROCESSENTRY32);

            if (!Process32First(hSnap, &procEntry))
            {
                  //this can't possibly happen
                  MessageBox();
                  assert(FALSE);
            }
            else
            {
                  BOOL bResult;
                        do
                  {
                  
                  bResult = Process32Next(hSnap, &procEntry);
                  } while (bResult);
            }
            CloseHandle(hSnap);
      }
      }
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by:nietod
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You need to include the tlhelp32.h file.
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by:nietod
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Note that these functions are only available in windows 95.  That is why the file is not automatically included.  
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by:gnik
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I should have said, tlhelp32.h has been included and it is on windows 95.
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by:alexo
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You need to add the library TH32.LIB to your linker settins (list of libraries).
Note that "Unresolved external symbol" is a linker error and cannot be resolved by include files.
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by:gnik
ID: 1412823
how do you go about adding libraries to your linker settings?
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by:nietod
ID: 1412824
Alexo is right of course.  I don't know what I was thinking.

In Microsoft VC+, choose "Project"->"Add to Project"->"Files".  Then add the .lib file.

In Borland C++ there is a similar option, but I don't know the details.

In Builder.  You open up the project manager andn right click on the project then select "add" and add the .lib file.
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by:alexo
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>> I don't know what I was thinking.
About defwnd.c perchance?
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by:nietod
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Hey, I resent that.  You are suggesting that I have a one-track mind.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  In fact I have som many things on my mind that...what was I saying?
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by:gnik
ID: 1412827
I am going to reopen this question so that I can grade alexo's answer.
Thanks for the help. The problem's sorted.
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Thank you.
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