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wilhil    540
another very noob question from me. The only programs i can build in visual studio are ones that i make myself, whenever i get a source from the itnernet that says it is all ready just download the code and you can build it, I download, extract to a folder, and when i open the project file, it asks if i want to convert the file or whatever the message is, i click yes and then when the file is open i click build and it always fails, what am i doing wrong, I am using windows xp pro Visual studio .net 2003 if you need any other info just tell me Thanks >wil<

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BlueDev    126
Maybe you are either compiling an old project like a VC6 project compiling in a VC7 compiler or the project files are corrupt but usually Ive heard that VC6 projects may not work in VC7 projects, but I might be wrong.

- BlueDev BlueDev Net

[edited by - BlueDev on August 5, 2003 1:53:34 PM]

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wilhil    540
as i said i have never been able to get anything i download to work

i think i may bew doing it wrong, what happens is i simply open up the file that has the big multi coloured infinity symbol, and then the message it brings up is would you like to convert this file i can not remember exactly but it is the normal convertion box, i click the yes to all button and then i click build and it comes up saying 1 error and that is it. everything does not work and i have no idea how to fix it or what i am doing worng as i am new to c ++

any help is needed, and please speak simple, i am technically minded but i am new to c!

thanks

>wil<

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Get the exact text of all dialogs you see and post it here.

Also post the _exact_ text of the error you get when you build.

Also post the URL to this code you''ve downloaded.

Maybe then someone will have enough information to help you out.

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wilhil    540
can one of you just give me a link to any source that is fully ready for compiling, that i can just unzip and launch, and i will post all the text i get

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