Thread: Linker Error

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    Linker Error

    I am attempting to compile the example of a windows app from the tutorial on this site, but I keep getting a [linker error] undefined reference on functions SetTextColor, TextOut, and GetStockObject.

    I think maybe this is because I don't #include <stdafx.h> but when I do it says I don't have four other header files (afxwin, afxext, afxcmn, and d3drmwin).

    I am using Dev-C++ and it didn't come with the stdafx header, I got that one from a source code I downloaded.

    So my question is, what compiler does come with all of these, or where can I find them? (I don't want to spend so much money on visual C++ just yet).

    I am very new to this, and any help is appreciated.
    Last edited by insanedonut123; 12-20-2003 at 12:04 AM.

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    case WM_PAINT:
                    hdc = BeginPaint(hwnd, &paintstruct);
                    SetTextColor(hdc, COLORREF(0x00FF0000));
                    EndPaint(hwnd, &paintstruct);
                    return 0;
      wincl.cbSize = sizeof(WNDCLASSEX); = CS_HREDRAW | CS_VREDRAW;
        wincl.lpfnWndProc = WndProc;
        wincl.cbClsExtra = 0;
        wincl.cbWndExtra = 0;
        wincl.hInstance = hInstance;
        wincl.hIcon = LoadIcon(NULL, IDI_APPLICATION);
        wincl.hCursor = LoadCursor(NULL, IDC_ARROW);
        wincl.hbrBackground = (HBRUSH)GetStockObject(WHITE_BRUSH);
    This is an exact copy of the example on this site, which is why I didn't post it at first. When I include stdafx.h the linker error goes away, but as I said, there are other 4 other header files I don't have, so I gotta be doing something wrong...

    EDIT: I did some searching and found that I needed to include the OpenGL libraries, but when I did that I still get a linker error, but this time on something called "__gxx_personality_v0"

    That line is never used in my program, so now i'm really lost...
    Last edited by insanedonut123; 12-20-2003 at 02:52 AM.

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