CreateDialog fails (Using resource but not MFC)

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    CreateDialog fails (Using resource but not MFC)

    I am trying to show a dialog that I have created in reasource editor (without using MFC). I call CreateDialog like this.
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    det.hwnd = CreateDialog(hInstance, MAKEINTRESOURCE(IDD_PREFS_DIALOG), pps->hwnd, (DLGPROC)PrefsDialogProc);
    but it fails. GetLastError() returns 1814, which is "The specified resource name cannot be found in the image file." IDD_PREFS_DIALOG is the only thing in the .rc file and it is a FORMVIEW. I have code from another project that is virtually identical and it works. I am not quite sure where to look for the problem. Any help would be appreciated. Oh, almost forgot, Compiling on MSVC++ 6.0

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    You're sure you have it defined in you resource header file?
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    Yes, I am, that is why it is so puzzling to me.
    Code:
    #define IDD_PREFS_DIALOG                101
    (of course MSVC did this for me, but still, it is there)

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    You have included the script.rc and resource.h?

    (but if not it should be kicking up an error fo an unknown identifier)

    Try a simple dlg with the same code.

    Ensure that the callback is entered by putting a break point on the main switch.
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    Is any menu of the dialog defined?

    I had the error when a dialog with menu was defined but corresponding menu wasn't added to the resources of the project.

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    I think the problem might have been solved in the last two YEARS.......
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