Direct Draw problem

This is a discussion on Direct Draw problem within the Game Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; I'm reading "Tricks of the windows gameprogramming gurus" by André Lamothe. I have begun on the first chapter about Direct ...

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    Unhappy Direct Draw problem

    I'm reading "Tricks of the windows gameprogramming gurus" by André Lamothe. I have begun on the first chapter about Direct Draw.
    When I try to build the first DDraw example i get this error:

    WinMain.obj : error LNK2001: unresolved external symbol _IID_IDirectDraw4

    I have installed the Directx SDK and I have set the search paths in the Compiler options to search the SDK lib and innclude directories.

    I really hope anyone can help...
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    Here is the .cpp file by the way...
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    you are not linking DirectX, and if you are, you may be doing it with an older (or maybe newer) version.

    check your linker and directory settings

    By the way: why did you buy a DirectX 4 book, you should have bought a DX7 or DX8 book, or maybe wait till DX9 comes out.

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    ah yes, that one chapter called "First Contact: DirectDraw" right? anyway, just include the correct LIBs, it should tell you how in the first chapter in the book.

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    Just include ddraw.lib

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    Problem solved

    Found out I had to include DXGUID.LIB
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