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Old   July 19, 2013, 09:39
Default can not include Windows.h and sys/stat.h headers
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Hi all,

I have made a UDF and I am having numerous errors when I try and use the following headers

#include <Windows.h>
#include <sys/stat.h>

for the windows header fluent gives me huge amount of redifinition errors or
says unexpected '$' in macro definition etc.

for the <sys/stat.h> header I keep getting linker errors for undefined struct stat.

following code is where I use stat to check of a file exists.

int FileExists(const char* filename){
struct __stat64 buf;
stat(filename, &buf);

/* stat(filename, &buf) returns 0 for completion and -1 for fail */
if ( stat(filename, &buf) == -1)

/* returns false if file does not exist */
return 0;

/* returns true if a file already exists */

return 1;

i have tried using struct_stat64 and struct stat but this is still not working.

this piece of code compiles fine on Xcode ( just for testing) and VS2010.

I am using VS2010 Express and installed SDK 7.1. Installed SDK 7.1 first due to failed installation occuring if I tired to install it after VS2010 Express.

also needed the Windows.h file for the Sleep( time in milliseconds ) command . If I file does not exists I needed it to pause for very short time before checking again, did not want the program speeding away and crashing.

EDIT: actual error for the stat problem

Additional_functions.obj : error LNK2019: unresolved external symbol stat referenced in function FileExists
libudf.dll : fatal error LNK1120: 1 unresolved externals
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Old   October 24, 2014, 23:07
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Did you solve this problem at last? I have the same problem as you did. Could you please help me out?
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