Problem with Borland 5.5 Compiling Windows Programs

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    I am having trouble compiling a sample program from an online tutorial I am working on. It's an extremely simple program.

    #include <windows.h>

    int WINAPI WinMain(HINSTANCE, HINSTANCE, LPSTR, int)
    {
    MessageBox(NULL, "Hello world!", "Sample", MB_OK);
    return 0;
    }


    I compile it using the following line as the tutorial said:

    bcc32 -W -laa wintest.cpp

    I get 4 errors, 1 for each input to WinMain:
    Error E2287 wintest.cpp 3: Parameter 1 missing name in function WinMain
    Error E2287 wintest.cpp 3: Parameter 2 missing name in function WinMain
    Error E2287 wintest.cpp 3: Parameter 3 missing name in function WinMain
    Error E2287 wintest.cpp 3: Parameter 4 missing name in function WinMain

    I can't figure out what the problem is, because I am a complete newbie to windows programming and all of this is foreign to me.

    By the way, when I run the program as a console proggy it works just fine. It's only when I use WinMain that it gets angry.

    I appreciate your assistance in advance.

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    Code:
    int WINAPI WinMain(HINSTANCE hInstance, HINSTANCE hPrevInstance, LPSTR szCmdLine, int iCmdShow) 
    { 
    MessageBox(NULL, "Hello world!", "Sample", MB_OK); 
    return 0; 
    }
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    The code he posted
    Code:
    #include <windows.h> 
    int WINAPI WinMain(HINSTANCE, HINSTANCE, LPSTR, int) 
    {
    MessageBox(NULL, "Hello world!", "Sample", MB_OK);
    return 0; 
    }
    Should work with c++ not c.
    Try a compile with bcc32 -tW wintest.cpp

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    Thanks for your help!

    By the way, -tW doesn't work, but on your suggestion that it should work with C++ the following:

    bcc32 -W -P wintest.cpp

    DOES work. For me, -tW and -W do exactly the same thing, doesn't seem like it should be that way, but ah well what can you do.

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