Thread: Simple Windows program errors

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    Simple Windows program errors

    Alright, I read "Lesson One: An Introduction to Windows Programming," and copied and pasted the code (see below) into my compiler (VC++ 6.0), compiled fine but when built I get the following errors:
    LIBCD.lib(crt0.obj) : error LNK2001: unresolved external symbol _main
    Debug/Cpp1.exe : fatal error LNK1120: 1 unresolved externals
    The code is just this:
    #include <windows.h>
    int APIENTRY WinMain(HINSTANCE hInstance,
                         HINSTANCE hPrevInstance,
                         LPSTR     lpCmdLine,
                         int       nCmdShow)
    	MessageBox(NULL, "\tHello World!", "My first windows app", NULL);
    	return 0;
    Am I missing something really obvious here?

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    Even death may die... Dante Shamest's Avatar
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    Create a Win32 Project.

    Not a Win32 Console Project.

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    Ugh, I knew it was something obvious...Thanks so much!

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