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I'm trying to use CoCreateGuid to generate a GUID in my VC++ windows mobile project.
The following code:
GUID guid;
 CoCreateGuid(&guid);
BYTE * str;
 UuidToString((UUID*)&guid, &str);
 CString unique((LPTSTR)str);
 RpcStringFree(&str);
unique.Replace(_T("-"), _T("_"));

gives me the following errors:
error C2664: 'UuidToStringW' : cannot convert parameter 2 from 'BYTE **' to 'unsigned short **'
error C2664: 'RpcStringFreeW' : cannot convert parameter 1 from 'BYTE **' to 'unsigned short **'

how do i solve this?
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Question by:Wanting2LearnMan
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Windows Mobile always uses UNICODE mode (there are no ANSI APIs for UuidToString, etc).   Change str from BYTE* to RPC_WSTR.
 
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by:jkr
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Try an explicit cast, e.g.
GUID guid;
 CoCreateGuid(&guid);
BYTE * str;
 UuidToString((UUID*)&guid, (LPTSTR*)&str);
 CString unique((LPTSTR)str);
 RpcStringFree((LPTSTR*)&str);
unique.Replace(_T("-"), _T("_"));

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by:Wanting2LearnMan
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>>use 'RPC_WSTR'
error C2065: 'RPC_WSTR' : undeclared identifier      

>>Try an explicit cast
same errors as original post

still looking into alexey_gusevs suggestion

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by:Gideon7
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Include <rpc.h>   UuidToString is odd in that it uses RPC_WSTR (unsigned short *) instead of LPWSTR (wchar_t *).
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by:jkr
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Strange, should not happen... what about the following?
GUID guid;
 CoCreateGuid(&guid);
BYTE * str;
 UuidToString((UUID*)&guid, (unsigned short**)&str);
 CString unique((LPTSTR)str);
 RpcStringFree(((unsigned short**)&str);
unique.Replace(_T("-"), _T("_"));

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