Re: Getting windows.h -- Where?

red floyd <no.spam@here.dude>
Sat, 27 Oct 2007 02:43:15 GMT
RichardOnRuby wrote:

On Oct 26, 8:41 pm, "Scott McPhillips [MVP]" <org-dot-mvps-at-
scottmcp> wrote:

"RichardOnRuby" <> wrote in

I just downloaded/installed GCC from MinGW ... worked beautifully.
I downloaded a small Windows C++ source and executable example from The .exe works fine. The .cpp
#includes a windows.h header.
Is there a publicly available Win32 version of windows.h?

windows.h includes lots of other .h files, so you need much more. Get the
free SDK here:

Scott McPhillips [VC++ MVP]

Hi Scott,

Thanks for replying. It's nice to hear from an expert.

I'm a retried Widows applications developer (Oct. 2001), but I'm
getting the itch to start programming again. After I posted my
question, I realized I should just hunt on my system, because I've
got Visual Studio 6 installed (and VS.Net, which I never used

Go with VS.Net (2003 or 2005). You don't have to use the .NET stuff,
you can write to the Win32 API, but it's a hell of a lot more compliant
to the Standard than VS6.

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