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Help a beginner with unresolved error problem (windows prog)

Help a beginner with unresolved error problem (windows prog)

Help a beginner with unresolved error problem (windows prog)

Ok, I have searched and read the posts about running a windows program using borlands c++ (I use version 5.02).  The post are a little beyond me...  Here is my program:

#include <windows.h>
#include <windowsx.h>

int WINAPI WinMain(HINSTANCE hinstance, HINSTANCE hprevinstance,
                   LPSTR lpcmdline, int ncmdshow)

Can someone in an easy to understand way explain how to fix the linker problem, because I keep getting "unresolved _main " in cox32 or something...  I would LOVE it if you could explain in full how to fix this... (ps: I am new to C++ lang, but I am not a computer moron).  Thanks.

RE: Help a beginner with unresolved error problem (windows prog)

You must create at the first a Win32 type project. Afetr it add your .cpp to your project. If you create the file at the first, the compiller add it on a project what by default is a console application project(typical DOS program) whose main function is not WinMain bu main

John Fill

RE: Help a beginner with unresolved error problem (windows prog)

I believe the defaults for 5.02 were for either DOS or Windows Console. If you want to compile in Win32 you will need to change your switches on the compiler commands.

James P. Cottingham

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