Thread: Help with win32 app

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    Mar 2004

    Help with win32 app

    i am having a problem linking this code can anyone tell me what is wrong
    ----begin file
    INT WINAPI WinMain(HINSTANCE hInstance,
    HINSTANCE hPrevInstance, LPSTR lpCmdLine, int nShowCmd){
    	MessageBox(NULL,"Welcome to my first Win32 App!!!",
    	return 0;
    -----end file

    the error output is
    LIBCD.lib(crt0.obj) : error LNK2001: unresolved external symbol _main
    Debug/hello.exe : fatal error LNK1120: 1 unresolved externals
    Error executing link.exe.

    please help

  2. #2
    Code Goddess Prelude's Avatar
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    You're compiling as a console program, not a Windows application.
    My best code is written with the delete key.

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    Registered User dalek's Avatar
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    May 2003
    You have created a windows console project and the compiler expects the entry point to be main, not WinMain.

    Try setting up a Win32 project not a console project.

    Edit: Damn she's quick!

  4. #4
    End Of Line Hammer's Avatar
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    >>unresolved external symbol _main
    You're compiling it as a console app, change your compiler options to make a Windows app instead.

    When all else fails, read the instructions.
    If you're posting code, use code tags: [code] /* insert code here */ [/code]

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