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please help me! oh and does onyone know why MS Visual C++ will not build my programs sometimes????????? ¿Crazy? I was crazy ounce! Got locked in a padded cell! ¿Crazy?...

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My MS Visual C++ just dosn''t build anything, no errors, no messages, and no stopping the building process. every single time I try it does this, not to mention i have to use "Control + Alt + Delete" to get a message telling me to stop building before I exit, then I use "Control + Alt + Delete" again to get the end task message to exit!! It''s pissing me off!

¿Crazy? I was crazy ounce! Got locked in a padded cell! ¿Crazy?...

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The Win32 API is a collection of functions and data types used to make programming in Windows easier. It is an Application Programming Interface .

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As for VC, oookay, that sounds really weird. Have you tried reinstalling it? What flavor of Windows are you on, and what're your basic hardware specs?

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I have that same problem with MSVC sometimes. I can''t explain why it happens but when it does, I just have to (forcibly) close MSVC and restart the computer. After that it''ll work just fine.

And as for using Win32, just select Win32 Application from the list when creating a new project. That''s all it takes to be officially using it. However, actually doing anything with it takes considerably more effort. And that''s where you''ll have to consult tutorials and books and stuff.

-Auron

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No i didn''t try reinstalling it.
i got a Pentium 3 866 MHRZ, with 128 MB ram, 18.6 GB max harddrive with approx. 6 GB free, SoundBlaster pro. sound and Rage Fury/Pro video! Oh yeah, and High Speed internet!

¿Crazy? I was crazy ounce! Got locked in a padded cell! ¿Crazy?...

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That happens to MSVC when the program you''re working on freezes in it''s last run and you try to build it again. I had the same exact problem when I was playing with Win32 and used WM_QUIT instead of WM_DESTROY in my message handler, so when the program would quit, It wouldn''t get the default message and would still be running in background without a window. So on the next build, msvc which just freeze up, not letting me break the build. So I would have to also ''end task'' it and restart.. :/

If you''re sure this isn''t the problem, then I have no clue..

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I also had MSVC freeze and not let me stop the build, but that was because Windows doesn''t recognize my keyboard.


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You have an 18 Gig hard drive with only 6 gig free!?

How many other Development systems do you have installed on your system? I have like 8 installed on one of my Win98se machines at work. Try ensuring that your other systems path files arn''t interfering with your particular setup for whatever platform you''re developing for.

Other than that, Id say lose WinME and install Win98, W2K or XP (if you''re adamant about MS, or just install linux). (Of course, installing linux will defeat the win API thing you got going on.)

How long has your WinME system been setup? If its been over a year then I''d suggest backing up your system, formatting C:, D:, (n-1) and reinstall whatever windows flavor you want.

I''ve heard that WinME is a sucky platform to program for, too. No one has it. No one writes software for and certainly no one writes software ON it.

Anyway, I hope you solve your problem.

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