Re: include devioctl.h location

"Ben Voigt" <rbv@nospam.nospam>
Thu, 22 Mar 2007 14:18:43 -0500
"Tracey" <> wrote in message

Newbie here learning C++ with MSVC6, DDK, and the SDK.

I compiled spti.c with an error message that basically states it can find

Would it be better...
to add devioctl.h to MyProjects...
add the DDK path (\Microsoft Visual Studio\WINDDK\3790.1830\inc\w2k) to


You really should use the DDK build utility to compile ddk projects, it will
set the correct include paths. The compiler version that comes with Visual
Studio isn't supported by the DDK.

For an application talking to the driver, you usually don't need a DDK
header file (most definitions are also included from windows.h), but if you
did, the second option of configuring the compiler search path is much
better than making local copies of DDKheaders.

A {very} brief insightful explanation would be appreciated (I'm learning
I go).

Thanks, Tracey

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