Error codes for socket

I used GetLastError on a socket and it gives me a number.  Now I want to match the numbers with
the msgs like WSANETDOWN and WSANOTCONN, but it says they're undeclared.  How do I figure out
which errors correspond to the numbers that GetLastError is Spitting out?
zorkerAsked:
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zingoConnect With a Mentor Commented:
To answer your original question, the error definitions for sockets are to be found in winsock.h . I usually write my own PrintSocketError() routine to print an intelligent comment for each error. Unfortunately, I don't have the routine here.
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platiumstarCommented:
see MSDN article  "Turning API Errors into Basic Errors".
basically, you use either ApiRaiseIf() or the function here:

Function ApiError(ByVal e As Long) As String

    Dim s As String, c As Long

    s = String(256, 0)

    c = FormatMessage(FORMAT_MESSAGE_FROM_SYSTEM Or _

                      FORMAT_MESSAGE_IGNORE_INSERTS, _

                      pNull, e, 0&, s, Len(s), ByVal pNull)

    If c Then ApiError = Left$(s, c)

End Function

good luck.

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zorkerAuthor Commented:
Where can I find the MSDN article?
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piano_boxerCommented:
void ShowSystemError(const TCHAR* lpszTitle, const TCHAR* lpszText, DWORD dwErrorCode)
{
    const TCHAR* lpszWinError;
    FormatMessage(
        FORMAT_MESSAGE_ALLOCATE_BUFFER | FORMAT_MESSAGE_FROM_SYSTEM,
        NULL,
        dwErrorCode,
        MAKELANGID(LANG_NEUTRAL, SUBLANG_DEFAULT),
        (LPTSTR) &lpszWinError,
        1,
        NULL
      );

    CString s,s2;
    if(lpszText)
    {
        s = lpszText;
        s += "\n";
    }

    s2 = lpszWinError;
    LocalFree((HLOCAL)lpszWinError);

    s2.TrimLeft();
    s2.TrimRight();

    s += s2;

    if(AfxGetMainWnd())
    {
        MessageBox(AfxGetMainWnd()->m_hWnd, s, lpszTitle,
            MB_OK | MB_ICONERROR | MB_DEFBUTTON1 | MB_APPLMODAL | MB_TOPMOST);
    }
    else
    {
        MessageBox(NULL, s, lpszTitle,
            MB_OK | MB_ICONERROR | MB_DEFBUTTON1 | MB_APPLMODAL | MB_TOPMOST);
    }
}


Use the function this way:

void ShowSystemError("Title Of Dialog", "An error occured:",GetLastError());
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zorkerAuthor Commented:
I tried it, but it gave me a dialog box that said:
"An Error occurred." without the name of the app or the error type.

This is the code I used to call ShowSysErr:
ShowSystemError("IPSerial", "An Error Occurred: ", GSocket.GetLastError());
Where GSocket is the CAsyncSocket.
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zorkerAuthor Commented:
I tried it, but it gave me a dialog box that said:
"An Error occurred." without the name of the app or the error type.

This is the code I used to call ShowSysErr:
ShowSystemError("IPSerial", "An Error Occurred: ", GSocket.GetLastError());
Where GSocket is the CAsyncSocket.
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zorkerAuthor Commented:
I tried it, but it gave me a dialog box that said:
"An Error occurred." without the name of the app or the error type.

This is the code I used to call ShowSysErr:
ShowSystemError("IPSerial", "An Error Occurred: ", GSocket.GetLastError());
Where GSocket is the CAsyncSocket.
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