#include <windows.h> not working...

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    Unhappy #include <windows.h> not working...

    I am trying out some of the more advanced tutorials, which are way over my head; There's probably the first sign of a problem right there ;-) But anyway, I gave up on that, and then downloaded the source code for the calculator program; I opened up microsoft visual c++ 2005 express, and then opened up the project file that came with the source code I downloaded; I hit ctrl+shift+b to build/compile the project and it returned an error to me, saying that it couldn't use "windows.h" because there was no such file in the directory;

    Here is what it says in the output window(this is the error message)

    ------ Build started: Project: Calc, Configuration: Debug Win32 ------
    Compiling...
    calc.cpp
    c:\documents and settings\mike\desktop\calc\global.h(5) : fatal error C1083: Cannot open include file: 'windows.h': No such file or directory
    Build log was saved at "file://c:\Documents and Settings\Mike\Desktop\Calc\Debug\BuildLog.htm"
    Calc - 1 error(s), 0 warning(s)
    ========== Build: 0 succeeded, 1 failed, 0 up-to-date, 0 skipped ==========

    What does this mean exactly? Does anyone else have this problem? Does anyone know how to fix this problem? Thanks in advance;

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    are you including it like
    Code:
    #include "windows.h"
    cause that would be wrong
    Code:
    #include <windows.h>
    would be the correct way, if that isnt the problem I don not know , but according to teh errors that looks like what it is

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    You need to follow these instructions: http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/ex...k/default.aspx
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    oh, I didn't know this had to do with compiler configuration...I'm sorry :-(

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    Thanks guys! Oh, Raigne, I am using it inside the < > brackets, that's just how the output looked...And thanks Jawib, I'll definitely look there

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    windows.h no such file or directory
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