Weird compile error *newbie to Win32*

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    Weird compile error *newbie to Win32*

    hey, i'm trying to teach myself win32 api programming because i dont want to be stuck in a command prompt any longer but i'm reading a tutorial on winprog.org and when compiling some code in a resource file, i'm getting a compiler error. I use Dev-C++..
    Code:
    IDD_ABOUTDLG DIALOG DISCARDABLE 0, 0, 239, 66
    STYLE DS_MODALFRAME | WS_POPUP | WS_CAPTION
    CAPTION ". About ."
    FONT 8, "Century Gothic"
    BEGIN
         DEFPUSHBUTTON      "&Ok", IDOK, 174, 18, 50, 14
         PUSHBUTTON         "&Cancel", IDCANCEL, 174, 35, 50, 14
         GROUPBOX           "About this program...", IDC_STATIC, 7, 7, 225, 52
         CTEXT              "My venture into the world of Win32 API Programming.", IDC_STATIC,16,18,144,33
    END
    <error>[Resource error] syntax error
    [Build Error] [WinTest02_private.res] Error 1


    or more detailed..i hope?
    windres.exe -i WinTest02_private.rc --input-format=rc -o WinTest02_private.res -O coff

    windres.exe: icon.rc:27: syntax error

    make.exe: *** [WinTest02_private.res] Error 1

    Execution terminated</error>

    also, what compiler options should i set? thanks
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    Try...

    Code:
    #include <windows.h>
    #define IDC_STATIC -1
    IDD_ABOUTDLG DIALOG DISCARDABLE 0, 0, 239, 66
    STYLE DS_MODALFRAME | WS_POPUP | WS_CAPTION
    CAPTION ". About ."
    FONT 8, "Century Gothic"
    BEGIN
         DEFPUSHBUTTON      "&Ok", IDOK, 174, 18, 50, 14
         PUSHBUTTON         "&Cancel", IDCANCEL, 174, 35, 50, 14
         GROUPBOX           "About this program...", IDC_STATIC, 7, 7, 225, 52
         CTEXT              "My venture into the world of Win32 API Programming.", IDC_STATIC,16,18,144,33
    END

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    sweet... thats not my entire .rc file, just the part giving me an error so i already had <windows.h> included as its required for the style to not spout out an error thanks
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    Sorry if I'm being slow, but does that mean your problem was solved or not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dante Shamest
    Sorry if I'm being slow, but does that mean your problem was solved or not?
    I was wondering the same thing, presumably it hasn't.
    If the problem isn't solved then
    windres.exe: icon.rc:27: syntax error
    which line of what you posted is 27?

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    sorry, that solved my problem. i had to define ID_STATIC. line 27 is the line that GROUPBOX is on.

    mmm..and i thought i had another problem, but i realized it was just pure stupidity and i had to actually read my error message instead of just think i'm getting an error. however, i'm getting an error that says "syntax error at end of input." but i probably just forgot to dot a t or cross an i.. (i.e. i forgot a } somewhere............specifically one on my switch statement in WndProc ^_^ whoops, *shrug* another one down.)
    Last edited by willc0de4food; 05-12-2005 at 11:02 PM.
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