Joe's ErrorString-fn in german environment...?

".rhavin grobert" <>
Wed, 22 Apr 2009 11:49:38 -0700 (PDT)
i think joe will recognise this little fn, except minor changes it is

however, in my _german_ environment, i have the following problem:

a socket is returning WSAECONNABORTED (= 10053) , and that is
perfectly well 'cos i do exactly what is described at msdn: "Software
caused connection abort". But when i call joes fn, i get "Ger=E4t oder
Adresse nicht vorhanden" (in english this would be something like
"device or adress does not exist"). So the question is...

is this just a bug in the german WSOCK32.DLL (has someone freaked up
the msg-tables?) and could please someone with english environment
check this fn on WSAECONNABORTED?

// Translate an error-code from winsock- or system-message-table
bool ErrorString(DWORD errorCode, CString& scString)
    // The FormatMessage call takes some flags, one of which will be
    // The FORMAT_MESSAGE_FROM_HMODULE forces the system to search the
    // first, so we set it only if the dll was found.
    // this is the HANDLE for the dll holding the WinSock MESSAGETABLE
    HMODULE lib = NULL;

    // we first get the system-directory
    CString path;
    LPTSTR p = path.GetBuffer(MAX_PATH);

    if (SUCCEEDED(hr))

        // make shure path ends with a backslash
        if (path.Right(1) != _T("\\"))
            path += _T("\\");

        // this is the windows-dll holding the winsock message-table, load
        path += _T("WSOCK32.DLL");
        lib = ::LoadLibrary(path);
        if (lib != NULL)
            flags |= FORMAT_MESSAGE_FROM_HMODULE;

    LPTSTR msg;

    bool fRet = (::FormatMessage(flags, (LPCVOID) lib, errorCode, 0,
        (LPTSTR)&msg, 0, NULL) != 0);

    if (fRet)
        // remove ending CR and append a NUL
        LPTSTR eol = _tcsrchr(msg, _T('\r'));
        if(eol != NULL)
            *eol = _T('\0');

        scString = msg;

    if (lib != NULL)


    return fRet;

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