PlaySound problem

Posted on 1998-05-24
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2010-04-10
1. I have MS Developer Studio 97 with VC++ V5.0 running under Windows 95.

2. I am trying to use:

   PlaySound("train.wav", NULL, SND_FILENAME);

with #include <mmsystem.h> & winmm.lib in place.

3. I get the error msg:

DirectSound1View.obj : error LNK2001: unresolved external symbol __imp__PlaySoundA
Debug/DirectSound1.exe : fatal error LNK1120: 1 unresolved externals
Error executing link.exe.
Question by:chrisrobinson
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Expert Comment

ID: 1164652
How are you linking to the winmm.lib file. IOW, how did you add it to your project?

Expert Comment

ID: 1164653
__imp__PlaySoundA is in the library winmm.lib.  It appears you aren't linking to it.

Are you generating a build log file (.plg)?  From Tools | Options | Build, check "write build file" and then after attempting the build, look at it.  Is there a line similar to this?

Creating command line "link.exe winmm.lib [other options deleted]"


Author Comment

ID: 1164654
Thanks - I wasn’t linking properly!  I am now, in Project Settings, Object/library modules: winmm.lib
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Accepted Solution

tma050898 earned 150 total points
ID: 1164655

You can also right-click on the project, select Add Files to Project and select the .lib

IMPORTANT: If you are going to do it via the Project settings (link tab), make sure that in the "Settings For" combo box, you select "All Configurations". By default, it will be set to "Win32 Debug", which means that when you do a release build, you will get the same error again!



Author Comment

ID: 1164656
Thanks very much.

Expert Comment

ID: 1164657

No problem. BTW, I've got all kinds of wave file code if you run into problems just email me at tma-ng@mindspring.com

Take care,


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