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How to make Win32 Api calls from C++ Builder

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Hello I am trying to call

PathRemoveFileSpec(FileName); //Shell api call from win32 library

but Borlands C++ builder gives me a linker error

[Linker Error] Unresolved external 'PathRemoveFileSpecA' referenced from C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\MY DOCUMENTS\COLLEGE_WORK\YEAR4\SOFTWARE ENGINEERING\LAB2\MAIN.OBJ

I have tried including

#include "shlwapi.h"

and including the following directories
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDK\include
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDK\Lib

to Project->Options->Directories/Conditions libs and includes

But stil the same error any ideas?
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Question by:auk_ie
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Never used C++ Builder myself, but have you already tried to add explicitly shlwapi.lib to the list of objects to be linked ?
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I believe that even a free compiler such as that Borland thing supports the #pragma that will include the necessary lib file.  So try adding this at the top of your program:

   #pragma comment( lib, "SHLWAPI.LIB" );

if that doesn't work, try the full pathname:

     #pragma comment(lib, "C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDK\LibSHLWAPI.LIB" );

-- Dan
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I used some winapi functions myself, and all I had to do is enter
"#include <windows.h>"
before "#pragma hdrstop"

Hope this helps,
  .K.
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