Hi Sean, Goto Project properties from Project menu. In Property pages dialog box click on Preprocessor which is under C/C++ option of left pane. On the right pane see if UNICODE or _UNICODE preprocessor is written in Preprocessor Definitions text box. If yes delete them. then press apply to take change into effect. If these preprocessor are not written in project properties dialog box search for these preprocessor in your source code and if it is defined any where then comment it out. Now your program should work in ANSI mode. Thanks, Saurabh Malav ----- Original Message ----- From: Sean Farrow To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2007 5:02 PM Subject: building avisual studio project with out unicode Hi: When importing a visual studio project from an earlie version of visual studio the project builds fine. However when starting a project and adding some files from he existing project originally build in an earlier version of visual studio these files no longer build and the compiler spits errors out as if it istrying to compile witnh unicode. When looking in the project I carn't seem to find n option tha sets up unicode. I don't want tobuild with unicode as this is a com server used as a test harness, wha option should I change to build withonly ansi functions. when the functions I am writing go in to the final product they will become unicode aware but that's no going to be a problem. Any help apreciated. Sean.