Thread: InitCommonControlsEx not working in dev-c++

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    InitCommonControlsEx not working in dev-c++

    I was trying to create a windows program which uses tabs.

    In microsoft msdn it was given that InitCommonControls function is obsolete and i tried InitCommonControlsEx. this too is not working. getting an undefined reference error by the linker.

    is there any way to get a new version of the libraries or what could be the alternate? can any one help me out of this...

    is there any other complier which includes the latest fo all...

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    You need to #define _WIN32_IE with a suitable value (check commctrl.h header to see why). The lowest common denominator value is 0x0400. For code that's portable between compilers:
    #if defined __MINGW_H
    #define _WIN32_IE 0x0400
    #include <commctrl.h>
    or, better, define it within the project options, parameters tab, in the 'c++ compiler' field (you might need to use the -D switch ie -D_WIN32_IE=0x0400).

    In addition you must link with the common controls library: project options, parameters tab, add -lcomctl32 to the 'linker' field.

    A board search would have helped you here and should provide you with more information regarding this problem.
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