View Full Version : OpenGL SFML GLEW Setup Not Working Access Violation Exception

01-05-2014, 11:07 PM
I am currently attempting to get started with OpenGL using SFML and GLEW. The problem I am having is with GLEW.

The code is as follows:

#include <GL/glew.h>
#include <SFML/Window.hpp>
#include <SFML/OpenGL.hpp>

int main()

//Initialize Glew
glewExperimental = GL_TRUE;

GLuint vertexBuffer;
glGenBuffers(1, &vertexBuffer); //*
printf("%u\n", vertexBuffer);

// create the window
sf::Window window(sf::VideoMode::getDesktopMode(), "IsoWars", sf::Style::Fullscreen, sf::ContextSettings(32));

// load resources, initialize the OpenGL states, ...

// run the main loop
bool running = true;
while (running)
// clear the buffers

// draw...

// end the current frame (internally swaps the front and back buffers)

// handle events
sf::Event event;
while (window.pollEvent(event))
switch (event.type)
case sf::Event::Closed:
// end the program
running = false;
case sf::Event::KeyPressed:
switch (event.key.code)
case sf::Keyboard::Escape:
running = false;

// release resources...

return 0;

The call to 'glGenBuffers(1, &vertexBuffer);' gives an access violation similar to this (which the forum wont let me post):

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If I comment that out, the program runs fine. I need to get GLEW working/configured properly.

I'm using Microsoft Visual C++ 2010. Here is my configuration (again sorry - the forum wont let me post images properly):

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My system is 64 bit. I've tried both glew32.dlls that come with it, and both glew32s.dlls (with the GLEW_STATIC #defined). Does anyone know what I've done wrong in the setup?

01-06-2014, 10:39 AM
First, open your window to get a valid opengl context.
Then,initialize glew and then you should be able to start making opengl calls.