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I'm trying to just get a simple window open and having problems. This simple code (and I'd like to get this code working rather than using something different) gets me an unresolved external error:
#define WIN32_LEAN_AND_MEAN
#include <windows.h>

int WINAPI WinMain(HINSTANCE hInstance, HINSTANCE hPrevInstance, LPSTR lpCmdLine, int nShowCmd)
{

return 0;
}

Any suggestions?

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It's most likely an external error saying it can't find main. Make a win32 application instead of a console application. I could be wrong, but that'd be my first guess.

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It is very likely that you have created a "console" application, rather than a "Windows" application. The linker is probably looking for a function called "main". Check your project/compiler options and make sure it's creating a windows application. This will differ based on what compiler you are using.

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Check your lib and include paths under your project settings. Anytime you get an unresolved external means that it can not find the file needed to link with your program. Since the only thing you include is Windows.h, I would checking to see that you installed the compiler correctly. The lib and include paths have to point to the directories where the .lib / .obj and .h / .hpp files that come with the compiler are. I hope this dosen't confuse you.

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Original post by Randy of Neuron
Check your lib and include paths under your project settings. Anytime you get an unresolved external means that it can not find the file needed to link with your program. Since the only thing you include is Windows.h, I would checking to see that you installed the compiler correctly. The lib and include paths have to point to the directories where the .lib / .obj and .h / .hpp files that come with the compiler are. I hope this dosen't confuse you.


He's not using any external functions though, the only reason I could see that giving an unresolved external is if it's looking for main and not WinMain, which I'm almost positive is the case.

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Wow its your lucky day, it looks like 4 or 5 of us all jumped on that and told you exactly the same thing, shouldn't be too hard to track down:)

Cheers
Chris


Heh, my lucky day indeed. Yeah that was it, I was making a console application. Switching to a windows app cleared it right up.

Thanks everyone!

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