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    Smile adding <winsok2.h> to visual c++ 2008 express

    hi every one iam trying to write network program with vc++ (windows form application)

    but the problem is

    when iam try to include <winsock2.h> the complier give this massge:

    warning C4627: '#include "windows.h"': skipped when looking for precompiled header use
    1> Add directive to 'stdafx.h' or rebuild precompiled header

    i intalled windows sdk and Integrated the Platform SDK into my Visual C++ Express.

    the integration steps is illustrated will in the link below:


    please please help me

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    Re: adding <winsok2.h> to visual c++ 2008 express

    Do you understand pre-compiled headers?

    Have a look at




    If you search msdn.microsoft.com you find a lot of info about precompiled headers. It is also a great resource for info about the visual c++ and visual studio etc.
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    Re: adding <winsok2.h> to visual c++ 2008 express

    short answer:
    add any additional includes AFTER the stdafx.h include or put them in the stdafx.h

    long anwser see above

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