Thread: compiling mingw to enable timeSetEvent

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    compiling mingw to enable timeSetEvent


    this is how I currently compile my app:

    windres -o stuff.o something.rc
    gcc -o output -mwindows stuff.o mainfile.c
    this is mingw for windows, obtained from dev-c++'s included compiler.
    The problem is that it does not recognise the function timeSetEvent, even though I included <windows.h> and <mmsystem.h>. And timeSetEvent is declared in the header file, as I checked, but mingw still doesn't support it.

    I was wondering if I'm missing a mingw flag?

    so recently I downloaded the free vc++ 2003 compiler.. what flags would I need if i were to use it? Does it even support win32 API?

    thanks again!

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    At the bottom of the documentation page for timeSetEvent is:
    Library: Use Winmm.lib.
    This means that you have to link with Winmm.lib to use that function. Add a library to the link using gcc's -l option:
    gcc -o output -mwindows stuff.o mainfile.c -lwinmm
    To use the VC compiler with Windows functions, you will need to download the Platform SDK.

    You can then compile your code with a batch file like this:
    :: This is for VC Toolkit 2003.
    call "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual C++ Toolkit 2003\vcvars32"
    :: Set environment variables for Platform SDK:
    SET INCLUDE=%INCLUDE%;C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDK\Include;
    SET LIB=%LIB%;C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDK\Lib;
    cd %0\..
    cd /d %0\..
    cl /GF /W3 %1 KERNEL32.LIB USER32.LIB
    @del *.obj
    This batch file will compile a file dragged onto it. Alternatively, you can replace %1 with the name of one or more files you wish to compile. A list of cl options is available here.
    Last edited by anonytmouse; 02-02-2005 at 05:48 PM.

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    oh wow, i can't believe I missed that. Thanks a lot, your help is very much appreciated

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