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I'm trying to compile this code I got from someone.
I keep on getting "fatal error C1083: Cannot open include file: 'xxx.h': No such file or directory" (where xxx.h is the name of the file).
The file xxx.h exists in the project, but I guess the file that has the include "xxx.h" can't find it.
What can be wrong? What should I check?

Thanks.
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Question by:chayahd99
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by:andrewjb
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Compiler?

Make sure the directory where the .h file is is on the 'include path'. This'll probably be somewhere in the project options for your application. Depends upon the platform.
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by:chayahd99
ID: 11703232
I'm using Visual C++.
I can't find in Project --> Settings where to define this.
Besides, why should I need to define it manualy? Isn't the 'include' statment enough ?
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by:andrewjb
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Sorry - haven't VC++ installed, and can't remember exactly where it is. (It's reasonably obvious, through!)

The #include is fine if you include the full directory of the file. Otherwise it needs to know where to go looking on your drive!
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nonubik earned 150 total points
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Project --> Settings -> c/c++ -> Category 'preprocessor' -> 'Additional include directories' field
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by:tinchos
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You have 3 possibilities

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You can place the complete path to the file, something like.....

#include "c:\development\myProj\Include\xxx.h"

2) If the include directory is a directory where include files from all projects can be included

you can do

Tools -> Options -> Projects -> VC++ Directories -> Include files and add the directory there.

3) you can do nonubik suggestion.
Suggestion number 2 would be the same as using number 3 for every project you use in Visual Studio......

Hope this helps

Tincho


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by:chayahd99
ID: 11704710
Thanks nonubik.
I followed the steps you wrote & saw that the directory which containes the h file is written properly, together with other paths.
What else can it be ?
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by:tinchos
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Try the suggestions I posted

Tincho
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by:nonubik
ID: 11705133
Let's take the MSDN explanations, step by step. Could be one of:

-File, subdirectory, or disk is read-only.
-No access permission for file or directory. (not likely)
-Not enough file handles. Close some applications and recompile. (not likely at all)
-An #include directive uses double quotation marks around a path specification, which causes the standard directories to be skipped.
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by:Jaime Olivares
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Are directories in your settings separated by commas or other sign?
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by:chayahd99
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nonubik's solution is basicly what I needed to do, but for a different file.

Meaning:

file b includes file a.
file c include file  b.

in the code & settings for file b, file a was marked as an include file.
in the code & settings for file c, file b was marked as an include file.

I added to the settings of file c an include to file a & that solved the problem.
I'm not sure why this is required, but it worked.

I'll be glad to get an explanation.
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