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LNK2019 Error

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------ Build started: Project: space, Configuration: Debug Win32 ------

Gpdumb1.obj : error LNK2019: unresolved external symbol _DirectDrawCreateEx@16 referenced in function "int __cdecl DD_Init(int,int,int)" (?DD_Init@@YAHHHH@Z)
Debug/space.exe : fatal error LNK1120: 1 unresolved externals

Build log was saved at "file://c:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\space\Debug\BuildLog.htm"
space - 2 error(s), 0 warning(s)

---------------------- Done ----------------------

Build: 0 succeeded, 1 failed, 0 skipped
I am using Visual C++ .net edition for my compiler. I keep getting this same error.
Apr 15 '06 #1
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An unresolved external is a symbol (function or data) that is used without being defined. Examples include
  • Calling a function that has not been implemented
  • Referencing a variable that has not been declared
  • Putting code in new source files but forgetting to add those source files to the build so they don't get compiled and linked
  • Calling a function from a third party library but not including the library in the link

I would say that you have done the 4th one of these
Apr 18 '06 #2

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