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one more thing with visual C++ 2005

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ok i think this will be my last question about visual C++ 2005 for a lil while...anyway set it up to where certain level warnings don't effect weather the program compiles or not...because there are a couple programs on the gametutorials cd that i can't compile because visual C++ thinks that a function is unsafe and that it would be better to use a different one...and it's driving me nuts

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Warnings don't normally prevent the compiler from succeeding. Here is some output to show you:
c:\...\win32_test.cpp(32) : warning C4996: 'strcpy' was declared deprecated
c:\program files\microsoft visual studio 8\vc\include\string.h(73) : see declaration of 'strcpy'
Message: 'This function or variable may be unsafe. ...
...
win32_test - 0 error(s), 1 warning(s)
========== Build: 1 succeeded, 0 failed, 0 up-to-date, 0 skipped ==========
Perhaps something else is the source of your problem.

There is a check box in the project's C++ properties -- "Treat Warnings As Errors". You want this to be set to No. However, that is the default setting, so maybe that isn't the problem. It's hard to figure out what the problem is from your description.

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