windows application

Colin Mac's Avatar, Join Date: Jan 2007
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I'm reading a tutorial on creating Windows applications
http://www.winprog.org/tutorial/start.html
It doesn't give any compiler specific insructions on how to compile this example, only that is should be compiled as a c file.

Code:
#include <windows.h>

int WINAPI WinMain(HINSTANCE hInstance, HINSTANCE hPrevInstance, 
    LPSTR lpCmdLine, int nCmdShow)
{
    MessageBox(NULL, "Goodbye! cruel World", "Note", MB_OK);
    return 0;
}
I compiled the code in Visual Studio C++ and when I ran the program, I got this:


How could I compile the code in Visual Studio C++ to get the proper text in the code displayed?
DaWei's Avatar, Join Date: Dec 2006
Team Leader
Worked for me. Maybe you have some locale issues.
Colin Mac's Avatar, Join Date: Jan 2007
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Thanks DaWei.

I have tried using the gcc compiler from command prompt and it worked, except a console of window appears along with that window at the same time when the program is executed.
DaWei's Avatar, Join Date: Dec 2006
Team Leader
There's a command line option to prevent the console window from showing. Don't know which gcc you're using (what invokes it, if other than you), so can't comment further.
Colin Mac's Avatar, Join Date: Jan 2007
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Yes, there is.

If anyone reading is interested you need to add this to the compile command:

-Wl,-subsystem,windows


Regards.