Thread: Undefined Reference to 'WinMain@16'

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    Undefined Reference to 'WinMain@16'

    Im new to C programming and i keep getting this error when i try and run this code.

    Its a simple Hello World program.

    c:\program files (x86)\codeblocks\mingw\bin\..\lib\gcc\mingw32\4.4. 1\..\..\..\libmingw32.a(main.o):main.c|| undefined reference to `WinMain@16'|

       printf("Hello World");

  2. #2
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    It's main(), not Main().

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    Thanks. Something i missed i tryed everyting to fix it.
    Thanks again.

  4. #4
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    Inside my computer
    It's also int main(), not main.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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