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error LNK2001: unresolved external symbol _GUID_SysKeyboard

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I've been working on a large body of code over a period  of time and up to recently it has compiled and linked OK.  Then I tried to incorporate the "playwnd" example from the MSSDK DirectX8 and started getting linking errors.  I've gone over the Project Settings many times, but still have not come up with a solution.  I feel like I'm probably missing something very simple.  I'm using Visual C++ 6.0 with the Service Pack 2 installed.
Thanks, Norv

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Compiling...
WF_engine.cpp
Linking...
WF_engine.obj : error LNK2001: unresolved external symbol _GUID_SysKeyboard
WF_engine.obj : error LNK2001: unresolved external symbol _IID_IDirectDraw7
WF_engine.obj : error LNK2001: unresolved external symbol _GUID_SysMouse
WF_engine.obj : error LNK2001: unresolved external symbol _IID_IDirectInput8A
WF_engine.obj : error LNK2001: unresolved external symbol _DirectSoundCreate@12
WF_engine.obj : error LNK2001: unresolved external symbol __imp__mmioAscend@12
WF_engine.obj : error LNK2001: unresolved external symbol __imp__mmioRead@12
WF_engine.obj : error LNK2001: unresolved external symbol __imp__mmioClose@8
WF_engine.obj : error LNK2001: unresolved external symbol __imp__mmioDescend@16
WF_engine.obj : error LNK2001: unresolved external symbol __imp__mmioOpenA@12
dinput.lib(dilib1.obj) : error LNK2001: unresolved external symbol _GUID_ZAxis
dinput.lib(dilib1.obj) : error LNK2001: unresolved external symbol _GUID_YAxis
dinput.lib(dilib1.obj) : error LNK2001: unresolved external symbol _GUID_XAxis
dinput.lib(dilib2.obj) : error LNK2001: unresolved external symbol _GUID_Key
Debug/Wildfire.exe : fatal error LNK1120: 14 unresolved externals
Error executing link.exe.

xxx.exe - 15 error(s), 0 warning(s)
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Question by:NorvBrooks
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by:jkr
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You need to add

#ifndef INITGUID
#define INITGUID
#endif
#include <initguid.h>
#include <objbase.h>

to *one* of your .cpp filed in order to pull in the GUIDs. Additionally, you need to link with dsound.lib and Winmm.lib
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In your project settings, set your project to link with the dxguid.lib library.
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by:NorvBrooks
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Both jkr & spines11 answers appear to help.  For the record the order of the #include headers matter.  The <objbase.h> needs to come before <initguid.h>.  Also, I needed to remove from my Link listing in the Project Settings "Strmiids.lib" which you would not have had a way of knowing about.  I still get the following two linking errors:

Linking...
playwnd.obj : error LNK2001: unresolved external symbol _IID_IMediaSeeking
playwnd.obj : error LNK2001: unresolved external symbol _IID_IGraphBuilder
Debug/Wildfire.exe : fatal error LNK1120: 2 unresolved externals
Error executing link.exe.

xxx.exe - 3 error(s), 0 warning(s)

Thanks,
Norv
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by:jkr
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Have you tried adding the other libs, e.g. strmiids.lib?
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by:NorvBrooks
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Thanks jkr for your additional comments.  I did get the application to link OK.  I had to make sure that "quartz.lib strmbase.lib" were listed first in the Project Settings - Link tab.  Also, I had to go into Tools > Options > Directories and add C:\mssdk\samples\Multimedia\DirectShow\BaseClasses.

Once again, Thanks
Norv
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