comctl32.lib

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    comctl32.lib

    I'm just starting Win32 API programming and my freakin' compiler keeps saying that comctl32.lib doesn't exist! I'm using Dev C++ 5. Please help!

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    Re: comctl32.lib

    Originally posted by gcn_zelda
    I'm just starting Win32 API programming and my freakin' compiler keeps saying that comctl32.lib doesn't exist! I'm using Dev C++ 5. Please help!
    And your compiler is absolutely right. Open up the libs directory of your installation to see how mingw libs are named.

    You can avoid using the full name of a lib with -lname_of_lib_without_lib_prefix_and_extension. For example,
    libcomctl32.a: -lcomctl32.

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