Thread: linker error

  1. #1
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    linker error

    I have such code in windows program:

    switch (message)   {
    case WM_PAINT:
                 HDC hDC;
                 PAINTSTRUCT ps;
                 hDC=BeginPaint(hwnd, &ps);
                      MoveToEx(hDC, 0, 0, NULL);
                      LineTo(hDC, 50, 50);
                 EndPaint(hwnd, &ps);
    The code without MoveToEx and LineTo works, but with them it gives those errors:

    C:\DOCUME~1\ANDRES~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\ccKoaaaa.o(.tex t+0x2b1) In function `Z15WindowProcedureP6HWND__jjl':

    [Linker error] undefined reference to `MoveToEx@16'
    [Linker error] undefined reference to `LineTo@12'

    C:\DOCUME~1\ANDRES~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\ccKoaaaa.o(.tex t+0x2b1) ld returned 1 exit status

    I use Dev-C++ Compiler. I have tryed other such graphic functions, but they don't work. Always the same errors. What would be wrong with it?

  2. #2
    Registered User Tonto's Avatar
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    Link to gdi32.lib. Or probably libgdi32.a

  3. #3
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    How can I do this?

    One program I know used
    #pragma comment(lib,"libname")

    If you mean that line, it doesn't work. I tryed it. Errors are same.

  4. #4
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    under project -> project options there is a parameters tab, and also a directories tab

    you can put the linking info in those.

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    I am posting this because you did not use code tags on this thread. In the furture please use Code Tags. They make your code MUCH easier to read and people will be much more likely to help you if you do. And they'll be happier about helping you

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    Thank you! I succeeded compiling that file. No errors.

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