Visual Studio C++ 2005 first task "Create a window"

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    Visual Studio C++ 2005 first task "Create a window"

    I wrote the my very first Win 32 program using VC++ 2005. The code below in my guess is suppose to at least create a window when i run the program, nothing much. It compiles with no errors but nothing shows

    Code:
    // Test.cpp : Defines the entry point for the console application.
    //
    
    #include "stdafx.h"
    
    #include <windows.h>
    
    
    // Step 4: the Window Procedure
    LRESULT CALLBACK WndProc(HWND hwnd, UINT msg, WPARAM wParam, LPARAM lParam)
    {
         switch(msg)
         {
         case WM_CREATE:
    
              break;
              case WM_CLOSE:
                   DestroyWindow(hwnd);
              break;
              case WM_DESTROY:
                   PostQuitMessage(0);
              break;
              default:
                   return DefWindowProc(hwnd, msg, wParam, lParam);
         }
         return 0;
    }
    
    int WINAPI WinMain(HINSTANCE hInstance, HINSTANCE hPrevInstance,
                             LPSTR lpCmdLine, int nCmdShow)
    {
         WNDCLASSEX wc;
         HWND hwnd;
         MSG Msg;
         static char appName[] = "Your Application";
    
         //Step 1: Registering the Window Class
         wc.cbSize = sizeof(WNDCLASSEX);
         wc.style = CS_HREDRAW | CS_VREDRAW;
         wc.lpfnWndProc = WndProc;
         wc.cbClsExtra = 0;
         wc.cbWndExtra = 0;
         wc.hInstance = hInstance;
         wc.hIcon = LoadIcon(NULL, IDI_APPLICATION);
         wc.hCursor = LoadCursor(NULL, IDC_ARROW);
         wc.hbrBackground = (HBRUSH)(COLOR_WINDOW+1);
         wc.lpszMenuName = NULL;
         wc.lpszClassName = appName;
         wc.hIconSm = LoadIcon(NULL, IDI_APPLICATION);
    
         if(!RegisterClassEx(&wc))
         {
              MessageBox(NULL, "Window Registration Failed!", "Error!",
                   MB_ICONERROR | MB_OK);
              return 0;
         }
    
         // Step 2: Creating the Window
         hwnd = CreateWindowEx(
              WS_EX_CLIENTEDGE,
              appName,
              "Your Window Title",
              WS_OVERLAPPEDWINDOW,
              CW_USEDEFAULT, CW_USEDEFAULT, 400, 400,
              NULL, NULL, hInstance, NULL);
    
         if(hwnd == NULL)
         {
              MessageBox(NULL, "Window Creation Failed!", "Error",
                   MB_ICONERROR | MB_OK);
              return 0;
         }
    
         ShowWindow(hwnd, nCmdShow);
         UpdateWindow(hwnd);
    
         // Step 3: The Message Loop
         while(GetMessage(&Msg, NULL, 0, 0) > 0)
         {
              TranslateMessage(&Msg);
              DispatchMessage(&Msg);
         }
         return int(Msg.wParam);
    }
    Q. How do i run it after i press build (F7), forgive me i'm used to Visual Studio C++ 6.0 where there's compile+run

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    Press F5 to run (and it will compile if needed too).

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    Quote Originally Posted by matsp View Post
    Press F5 to run (and it will compile if needed too).

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    thanx, good start for me! F5 called debugging??? confusing, should be RUN me thinks

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    Ok, "Run Without Debug" is "CTRL-F5" (from memory, I very, very, rarely use that option, as I tend to run my code from command-line if I'm not actively debugging).

    But F5 will "run under debugger", which is probably what you want most of the time when you are developing the code.

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