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nehe Lesson 1 trouble in Visual Studio wglCreateContext throws access violation exception

10 September 2013 - 11:02 AM

When I downloaded, and upgraded the visual C++ sample code for visual studio 2012, I can build but I'm getting an access violation exception on wglCreateContext.




I've googled around this method call and seen references to it being "dodgy" on some machines - which sounds crazy for something as established as OpenGL.  I'm on Windows 8.


I think it might be to do with getting exactly the right OpenGl libraries installed maybe the defaults with VS aren't right?


Can anyone help - I'm losing my hair over this and it's the first OpenGl code I've tried to compile on this machine - feels like it should be easy.