Dialog Box (Compile Problem)

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    Dialog Box (Compile Problem)

    I have an odd problem.
    I have searched the boards and google to no avail.

    I have created a Dialog Box, which works fine. I want to add text to the Dialog Box, but when I add the line of code to do so, I get some errors.

    Here is what I've got.

    Code:
    IDD_ROM_INFO DIALOG 0, 0, 200, 200
    STYLE DS_MODALFRAME | WS_POPUP | WS_CAPTION | WS_SYSMENU
    CAPTION "Rom Info"
    FONT 8, "MS Sans Serif"
    {
        
        DEFPUSHBUTTON "OK", IDOK, 50, 185, 100, 10
        CTEXT         "Rom Name:", IDC_STATIC, 16, 18, 9, 33
        
    }
    It gives me a "parse error" on the CTEXT line.

    I have included "resource.h" and <windows.h> in the resource file.

    I am thinking that IDC_STATIC is not being defined, but I dont know what header it is supposed to be in.

    I am using Dev-C++ 4.9.9.0

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    IDC_STATIC is usually defined as -1 i believe in resource.h

    -edit-
    just did a search and found it defined in afxres.h
    Last edited by jverkoey; 08-31-2004 at 01:02 AM.

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    Oh, thank you.

    That problem has been bugging me for months.

    EDIT:
    To your EDIT:

    Ah, no wonder...
    Thats a MSVC++ thing isnt it...

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    >>Thats a MSVC++ thing isnt it...<<

    Not necessarily...

    A dummy afxres.h has been part of MinGW for at at least 6 months which defines IDC_STATIC; I believe it was added to make it easier to compile msvc designed code. It's part of win32api v2.5 and therefore of MinGW 3.4 candidate - and DevCpp 4.9.9.0.
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    On a related note,

    How would I go about printing a hex value to an edit control.

    I have tried using SetDlgItemText but I cant figure out how to make it a hex value (or number for that matter).

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    Use sprintf() to format a string, and then pass that to SetDlgItemText.
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    Ah, jeez.. I would forget I have a left foot if I didnt have to walk on it..

    Thank you!

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