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Hey everybody I'm working on building a Sprite class in DX 9 for my games and I'm working on some methods for loading a texture that is used with the D3DXSprite Object. Well I have a method that's supposed to load the texture from file and every time I run the program I get an error before it even runs about an unresolved external symbol and I just can't figure it out. I've looked in the DirectX help and online all over the place and I still can't find the answer so please can somebody spot the error:

The method that loads the texture from file:

IDirect3DTexture9* LoadTexture(wstring filename, D3DCOLOR transcolor)
{
IDirect3DTexture9* texture = NULL;

// get image info
D3DXIMAGE_INFO info;
HR(D3DXGetImageInfoFromFile(filename.c_str(), &info));

// create the new texture by loading a bitmap image file
D3DXCreateTextureFromFileEx(
gd3dDevice, // Direct3D device object
filename.c_str(), // image filename
info.Width, // image width
info.Height, // image height
1, // mip-map levels
D3DPOOL_DEFAULT, // the type of surface (standard)
D3DFMT_UNKNOWN, // surface format (default)
D3DPOOL_DEFAULT, // memory class for the texture
D3DX_DEFAULT, // image filter
D3DX_DEFAULT, // mip filter
transcolor, // color key for transparency
&info, // image info
NULL, // color palette
&texture); // destination texture

return texture;
}


In the actual app I have a texture declared as such:

IDirect3DTexture9* image_noTrans;


And here is where the lucky method is called:

image_noTrans = LoadTexture("shuttle_notrans.bmp");


Now I know that my load texture method is not the best yet I need to add some more tests for the file not being their and such but right now my focus is to get it running and then to improve from there.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Usually* "unresolved external symbol" errors are the result of libraries being linked incorrectly. Look at how you've included your header files, as well as how you've linked to the DX libraries in your project.

*Of course there's the full possibility I'm forgetting another good source of this error, so take with a grain of salt.

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