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    a little confused

    I'm reading a tutorial on Win32 app programming and its done in C which I don't know (I don't really know any C++) but I figured I'd give it a shot (I do know some java). I'm using Visual C++ in visual studio so I made an empty project file and put in this code:
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    #include <windows.h>
    
    int WINAPI WinMain(HINSTANCE hInstance, HINSTANCE hPrevInstance, 
        LPSTR lpCmdLine, int nCmdShow)
    {
        MessageBox(NULL, "Goodbye, cruel world!", "Note", MB_OK);
        return 0;
    }
    I compiled it and got errors but then I realized that it was a .cpp file and just renamed it to a .c file. It then compiled and ran but the message that popped up was in like japanese or something. It was characters.

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    Use the TEXT() around any text - this means that your code will work both when it's unicode and when it's not. e.g.
    Code:
    MessageBox(NULL, TEXT("Goodbye, cruel world!"), TEXT("Note"), MB_OK);
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    Hey thanks that worked

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    I have a question about icons, in my test.c file I have these lines:
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    wc.hIcon  = LoadIcon(GetModuleHandle(NULL), MAKEINTRESOURCE(IDI_MYICON));
        wc.hIconSm  = (HICON)LoadImage(GetModuleHandle(NULL), MAKEINTRESOURCE(IDI_MYICON), IMAGE_ICON, 16, 16, 0);
    And in my testr.rc file I have:
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    IDI_MYICON ICON "menu_one.ico"
    And finally in my resource.h file I have:
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    #define IDI_MYICON 201
    I put the icon "menu_one.ico" in the same folder as all three of those files.

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    And the question is?

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    o haha sry, why doesn't it work?

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    Describe what doesn't work, please!

    Are you checking the return values from LoadIcon and LoadImage? Are they valid, if not, what is the error code?

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