That is actually a file you would make all though it's made by the IDE when you create a project. If you create a project using visual studio you will find the file in your source directory. Ken From: programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of jaffar@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Monday, April 20, 2009 4:37 AM To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: visual studio 2008 and stdafx.h Hi All. I am encountering a problem which i hope someone can help me with. I just checked on my visual studio 9 directory, and under visual c++\include, I couldn't find stdafx.h which is needed in order to write visual c++ programs. Can i find just that file anywhere, or could someone copy theirs and send it to me please? I am using visual studio 2008 team suite edition. Thanks and cheers!