Article ID: 140597 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q140597
When you build an AppWizard-generated application that has a directory with a trailing backslash (\) specified in the Additional Include Directories field of the C/C++ Preprocessor settings, you receive this error:
Compiling... StdAfx.cpp LINK : fatal error LNK1561: entry point must be defined Error executing cl.exe.
To work around this problem, do not include trailing backslashes in the Additional Include Directories field of the C/C++ Preprocessor settings. For example, specify directories as C:\Project\Inc rather than as C:\Project\Inc\. Or if you want to specify the current directory as .\, use just the period (.) instead.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a bug in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article. This bug was corrected in Visual C++ version 5.0.
Article ID: 140597 - Last Review: December 2, 2003 - Revision: 2.0
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