library missing?

This is a discussion on library missing? within the C Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; When linking an application, I get a message "undefined reference to _WinMain" Apparently I'm missing including a library, anyone know ...

  1. #1
    Unregistered
    Guest

    Question library missing?

    When linking an application, I get a message "undefined reference to _WinMain"
    Apparently I'm missing including a library, anyone know which one I need to link with?

  2. #2
    the Corvetter
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Posts
    1,584
    Yes, you are missing a library if you get that error. WinMain? You need to do this:
    #include <windows.h>

    Are you doing windows programming? If so, you really should have posted this in the Windows board. That's what you use WinMain for, I'm sure you know.

    --Garfield
    1978 Silver Anniversary Corvette

  3. #3
    Unregistered
    Guest
    yes, I used the #include <windows.h> and still get the error.
    yes, I'm doing windows programming with C. Should I still use the
    windows forum?

  4. #4
    Guest Sebastiani's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Waterloo, Texas
    Posts
    5,600
    Depending on your compiler, you must manually set the "compile for Win32" mode.

    In Bloodshed Dev it's Options->Compiler Options->Linker-
    ->"Compile For Win32".

    Your's may have some similar mechanism.
    Code:
    if( numeric_limits< byte >::digits != bits_per_byte )
        error( "program requires bits_per_byte-bit bytes" );
    24bbs.cpp

  5. #5
    the Corvetter
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Posts
    1,584
    Yes, what compiler are you using? I think there are some settings for that sort of thing.
    1978 Silver Anniversary Corvette

  6. #6
    Unregistered
    Guest

    Thumbs up

    Just needed to add the
    int WINAPI WINMAIN() API function to the program source.
    Still get a warning, but also now I get an exe.
    Thanks

Popular pages Recent additions subscribe to a feed

Similar Threads

  1. Avoiding Global variables
    By csonx_p in forum Windows Programming
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 05-19-2008, 12:17 AM
  2. Makefile for a library
    By sirmoreno in forum Linux Programming
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-04-2006, 04:52 AM
  3. Erros in Utility Header File
    By silk.odyssey in forum C++ Programming
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12-22-2003, 05:17 AM
  4. header file bringing errors?
    By bluehead in forum Windows Programming
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-19-2003, 12:51 PM
  5. errors in my class....
    By o0obruceleeo0o in forum C++ Programming
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 04-14-2003, 03:22 AM

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21