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Hey, i know what GUID''s are but the book I bought didn''t come with it(the software called GUID). Does anyone know where I can get it? Or is there a better way to making id''s for your com objects? Thanks for your time.

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The software that generates GUID''s is not call GUID, but guidgen, and I''m fairly sure it comes bundled with windows.

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DirectX objects inherit the IUNKNOWN interface, and as long as you link dxguid.lib, that should do it for you!

You also should #define INITGUID in one of your apps, and call CoInitialize(NULL); at the top of your WINMAIN file, and CoUninitialize(); after the shutdown of your app.

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guidgen doesn''t come with Windows; however, it does come with the Platform SDK (and ships with MSVC).

But, you don''t need guidgen to create a new GUID. Create a program and call the CoCreateGuid() function in objbase.h or the UuidCreate() function in Rpcdce.h to create a new GUID and then use UuidToString() to output the GUID that you can then use in your programs.

  #include <windows.h>#include <rpcdce.h>#include <iostream>int main(void) {  UUID id;  unsigned char * id_string;  UuidCreate(&id);  UuidToString(&id, &id_string);  std::cout << id_string << std::endl;  RpcStringFree(&id_string);  return 0;  }

Requires rpcrt4.lib, so with MinGW you''d compile it with
g++ -o guid.exe guid.cpp -lrpcrt4

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Hey, Thanks so much, I found it. i did a search for it and found it(no duh I said it the first time). So anyway thanks again for your time and for helping me. I really appreicate it.
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