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What is wrong with PlaySound() fnc?

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I want to include a sound file (.wav)  in my console program and
 as I understood I have to use the PlaySound() fnc and to include
Mmsystem.h header file but when I try to compile the program I give a message which tells me
there are 2 errors in the 113 line of the  mmsystem.h file. What shall I do?
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by:prompt
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I use Windows 98 and VC++6 compiler.
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by:zingo
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What are the errors?

Are you including the windows.h file?
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by:prompt
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Can I include windows.h without including mmsystem.h?
I set the PlaySound() into int main() fnc. Is it wrong?
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by:CSuvendra
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#include <windows.h>

int main(int argc, char* argv[])
{
     PlaySound("c:\\chord.wav", NULL, SND_ASYNC | SND_NODEFAULT);
     return 0;
}

In Project->Settings->Library Modules add 'winmm.lib'
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by:zingo
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Nop.

I use Visual Studio 6.0 and create a "Win32 Console Application".

Then I edit the main function so it look like this:

#include "stdafx.h"
#include <windows.h>
#include <mmsystem.h>

int main(int argc, char* argv[])
{
     printf("TADA!\n");

  PlaySound("C:\\WINNT\\Media\\tada.wav", NULL, SND_FILENAME);

     return 0;
}

Then modify the project settings so it links with the winmm.lib library.

Works just fine!
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by:prompt
ID: 6980354
You both gave me very good advices but how can I share the points?
I will think it over. Thank you very much!
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CSuvendra earned 200 total points
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zingo,

#include <windows.h>
#include <mmsystem.h>

<Both headers are not required. mmsystem.h is already included in Windows.h :-)>
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by:zingo
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Ahh, off course.

Prompt, give the points to CSuvendra, he was faster than me.
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Zingo, next time you'll have the points.
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