Problems with libcurl on Visual C++ Express Edition

12 Feb 2007 15:36:22 -0800
I am trying to use libcurl with Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition. I
downloaded the file from here: 00%2FXP
It is the 7.16.0 version of the library. The 'lib' subdiretory
contains following files:
I added the 'include' subdirectory to the include path of the project
(VS sees the 'curl.h' file) and the libcurl.dll.a to the Linker-

Additional Dependencies so that the linker does its job (with one

warning however:
libcurl.dll.a(d000116.o) : warning LNK4078: multiple '.text' sections
found with different attributes (E0000020)
My program is very simple, it goes like this:
#include <code/code.h>
#include <iostream>
using namespace std;

int main(){
    const char* url = "";
    curl_global_init( CURL_GLOBAL_WIN32);
    CURL* context = curl_easy_init();
    if(context == NULL){
        cout << "Unable to initialize cURL interface" << endl;
        return -1;
    curl_easy_setopt(context, CURLOPT_URL, url);
    curl_easy_setopt(context, CURLOPT_WRITEHEADER, stdout);
    curl_easy_setopt(context, CURLOPT_WRITEDATA, stdout);
    const CURLcode rc = curl_easy_perform(context);
    if( rc != CURLE_OK )
        cout << "Error performing" << endl;
        double statDouble;
        if( CURLE_OK == curl_easy_getinfo(context, CURLINFO_HTTP_CODE,
            cout << "Response code: " << statLong << endl;
    return 0;

However, when I run the program it crashes without saying anything
('There was a problem with the application and it will be closed"). I
figured that it appears along with the call of the function
curl_global_init(). Any ideas on how to solve it? Thanks in advance.


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