Help!!! Strange dev C++ Error!

This is a discussion on Help!!! Strange dev C++ Error! within the Windows Programming forums, part of the Platform Specific Boards category; Whenever I attempt to use resources, and I build the resource, I get the following error: C:\DEV-C_~1\BIN\windres: no resources No ...

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    Angry Help!!! Strange dev C++ Error!

    Whenever I attempt to use resources, and I build the resource, I get the following error: C:\DEV-C_~1\BIN\windres: no resources
    No matter what I add to my resource, it keeps doing that. And, it matters little what I add to my source code, because it won't compile! It will stop with the same error! I have tried everything from making a resource header instead of using the resource editor, to putting something in a header and including it in my rc.(I read that works in some win programming FAQ). Please help! I am sure that the awnser is an obvious one, but I am at a lose as to why this is happening. It is very difficult to develop a good win app without resources. Thanks for your wisdom!


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    Talking You have to...

    You have to have some kind of resouce in the resource editor.(Icon, BMP, etc.)
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    I did! I specifically said that in my post..... Can you please tell me why it does not work with anything?

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    Are you including the header file created by the resource editor?

    resource.h

    Are you using the common ctrls that ned to be init with

    InitCommonControlsEx() ? or [InitCommonControls()]
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    No to the second one. I've tried doing the first thing. NO MATTER WHAT I PUT IN THERE, IT JUST DOENS'T WORK!(this is not anger, but frustration at my dev tools) Someone help! Could someone point me in the direction of perhaps an incorrect setup of the software, or something of that nature. Because, even if I use the built in icon, bitmap, dialog, or font creator, it still doesn't work!

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    Question Maybe...

    When you create it, do you click the "Build Resource" button? If so, goto the "Project Options" button in the main window and go down to almost the last box. Check to be sure that it points to the name of your resource file.
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    I have made certain of that as well. I get the error as soon as I click on "buid resource". I know this sounds like an impossiblitly, but it is true! And, my programming has been made very difficult because of it. Thanks to everyone who has and will(hopefull) help me.

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    Are you making a WIN32 app or a WIN32 _console_ app (project wise)?
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    I'm making a win 32 app. And it is VERY hard to make a dialog without resouces....

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    Sorry, don't know what the problem is. I use MSVC and after starting a WIN32 app project (not WIN32 console app) I just

    Insert resouce (pick type eg menu, dialog)
    Name it
    Put ctrls on it
    test it in the editor
    #include the resource.h in all the main source files
    Use it

    Open up the resource.h in a text editor or the compiler and look at the contents.
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    C:\DEV-C_~1\BIN\windres: no resources

    Have you installed Dev-C++ to the root directory ? If you have installed to for example C:\Program Files\Dev-C++\, you will have to update the paths in the "Compiler Options" dialog.

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    Yay! Thats it! Thanks soooo much! I can now continue with my work, thanks!

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    Wink

    I thought that was probably the problem, I did the same thing when I first installed Dev on my computer.

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