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12-26-2004, 06:21 PM
Has anyone run any OpenGL using Visual C++ 2005 Express? Where does one get the OpenGL header files since I think they are missing in VC++ 2005 Express? Also, where does one get glut32.dll and where do we place it? Thanks much for any help.

12-27-2004, 10:31 AM
Well, i know little of OpenGL, i am actually looking to get into it but i know about Microsoft Products, Express editions do not include many uneeded files, they are mainly for evaluation, i am not upto date on the C++ version of the Express, but i do have Vb.net and I would recomend waiting until the official version comes out or search microsofts website for related issues and fixes.
-Trevor Adams

12-27-2004, 12:31 PM
You can/have to download the windows platform SDK which contains all required headers and librairies for opengl or windows programming. I don't think that express product will ship with openGL header and librairies (directx promotion).

see Windows platform SDK (http://www.microsoft.com/msdownload/platformsdk/sdkupdate/)

12-27-2004, 03:33 PM
As for the glut32.dll you get it at Nate Robins\' page (http://www.xmission.org/~nate) and you can place it $WINDIR/system32
or the current directory your app is running.
I had no idea about opengl and vc++ 2005. Guess I won't be giving it a try.
On the other hand I suppose they're trying to hit other development platforms like eclipse and DevC++ for which you have to download the windows sdk as well.