unresolved external reference

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    unresolved external reference

    I am delving into Windows API programming using Borland's compiler.

    When I try to compile sample programmes - for example:

    Code:
    #include <windows.h>
    
    int WINAPI WinMain(HINSTANCE, HINSTANCE, LPSTR, int)
    {
      MessageBox(NULL, "Hello World!", "Message", MB_OK);
      return 0;
    }
    there is an error message

    Error: Unresolved external '_main' referenced from C:\BORLAND\BCC55\LIB\C0X32.OBJ

    Can anyone advise me what this actually means and how I can set up the compiler to compile Windows programmes?

    Grateful for any help.

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    Problem solved

    I found the answer. You put option -tW in the compiler command line.

    Sorry for taking your time.

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