Visual C++ Express Missing API?

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    Visual C++ Express Missing API?

    Apparently Visual C++ Express doesn't have the Windows.h file. A friend of mine was trying to demonstrate something for me but I had no API header files. Does anyone know if this is just normal, and if so, what I could do in place of it? Thanks.

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    Download the Platform SDK here.
    "...the results are undefined, and we all know what "undefined" means: it means it works during development, it works during testing, and it blows up in your most important customers' faces." --Scott Meyers

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    Ohhh. Thank you so much.

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    Hello, I am a noob, and have a problem with this too!

    I have vsc++ express beta AND also downloaded the giant platform SDK as well...It still cant find the windows.h file!

    I even copy & pasted it from the sdk folder and put it into my project file and then added it to my project. It apeared in the IDE, in the header files folder just like the others(so it seems) and I got the same error...cannot find window.h

    I think I am supossed to select "include paths"? but right now I dont even know what that is so if anyone can help me, it would be much apreciated.

    PS: I also have borland c++ builderx, if it is easier to use this I will. all I want is to be able to use directx with any darn compiler just to learn simple tutorials.

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    cannot find window.h
    Well the first thing your post suggests to me is that you may not be spelling it right. "windows.h"

    Please do not post in old threads - your is clearly a different problem than that of the OP. In future, start a new thread, and if you really need to, include a link to the old thread.

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