December 12th, 2003, 11:31 PM
API:plz help newB with some problems (RC-files...etc)
I started this tutorial(http://http://www.winprog.org/tutorial/ ->highly recomended tut to newB's) yesterday i finished it today, but i have got some probs,please be kind and look past any STUPID questions that i may ask,and plz help me...
I use DEV-Cpp.
1)I cant get Resource files to work(not even Rc-files that was defined by a built-in wizard)
THIS IS DEV's default new RC-file
When i use the wizard or if i add the code manaully it looks like this(check for errors,plz)
If i build the resource,no problems found, but as soon as i include it to ANY other code/file
MENUITEM "&Eneable Toolbar",202
MENUITEM "&Disable Toolbar",203
it give this error:
No matter what i use(menus/dialogs/icons..etc) it give this same error.
c:\mydocu~1\winprog.rc:3: parse error before `20'
Does anyone know why??
2nd) How do u know what(data) to put in the parameters of WPARAM and LPARAM??
Can anyone maybe show me how to like just pass a simple "message"(of type char within the SendMessage()-function)as a argument to wparam/lparam, like say , so that when the user clicks on a a submenu item wich then calls WM_COMMAND and here maybe a code that whould pass a string as argument to another WM, to do something like changing a button caption to that string.
I tried doing this using global variable, but it(I) messed up big time.
3rd) What does it mean when the linker gives me an error like : udefined reference to initcommoncontrols@4 (and some other functions does this too)???
4th)Where should i go from here(after i swatted this tut from head to toe)??
Is API better than MFC??
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