Incompatible types: 'string' and 'PAnsiChar' PLEASE HELP! 300pts

Posted on 2006-07-06
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Last Modified: 2008-01-09

how to i fix this?

i have a variable 'IPAddress' which is a string which i would like to use as follows:

   WinExec('mstsc /v ' + IPAddress + ' /f',sw_ShowNormal);

but i get the following error ---> Incompatible types: 'string' and 'PAnsiChar'.

I think i need to use a pointer or typecast but i think i feel asleep in the lecture at that stage!

many thanks
Question by:pate60
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Russell Libby earned 1200 total points
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WinExec(PChar('mstsc /v ' + IPAddress + ' /f'),sw_ShowNormal);


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Cheers Russell!

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