Code::Blocks WxWidgets and XP (Continued)

This post picks up from here

Ok… So I’m picking my mom up for Christmas and it’s early in the morning and of course I’m on the computer..
But first I need to make some coffee.
Darn things is I copied my password down wrong and I can’t get in my blog…
So I storing this in google docs and I’ll copy it over later on.

Last time I was at this was Thanksgiving.

Hopefully, this time I’ll keep better notes..
I fired up code::blocks and created a default wxformbuilder project to see if it would compile.

Close but no cookie..

So…. the compiler error looks like this:

||=== test, Release ===|
C:\wxWidgets-2.8.9\include\wx\platform.h|196|wx/setup.h: No such file or directory|
C:\wxWidgets-2.8.9\include\wx\chkconf.h|103|#error “wxUSE_DYNLIB_CLASS must be defined.”|
C:\wxWidgets-2.8.9\include\wx\chkconf.h|111|#error “wxUSE_EXCEPTIONS must be defined.”|
C:\wxWidgets-2.8.9\include\wx\chkconf.h|119|#error “wxUSE_FILESYSTEM must be defined.”|
C:\wxWidgets-2.8.9\include\wx\chkconf.h|127|#error “wxUSE_FS_ARCHIVE must be defined.”|
C:\wxWidgets-2.8.9\include\wx\chkconf.h|140|#error “wxUSE_DYNAMIC_LOADER must be defined.”|
C:\wxWidgets-2.8.9\include\wx\chkconf.h|148|#error “wxUSE_LOG must be defined.”|
C:\wxWidgets-2.8.9\include\wx\chkconf.h|156|#error “wxUSE_LONGLONG must be defined.”|
C:\wxWidgets-2.8.9\include\wx\chkconf.h|164|#error “wxUSE_MIMETYPE must be defined.”|
C:\wxWidgets-2.8.9\include\wx\chkconf.h|180|#error “wxUSE_PRINTF_POS_PARAMS must be defined.”|
C:\wxWidgets-2.8.9\include\wx\chkconf.h|188|#error “wxUSE_PROTOCOL must be defined.”|
C:\wxWidgets-2.8.9\include\wx\chkconf.h|230|#error “wxUSE_REGEX must be defined.”|
C:\wxWidgets-2.8.9\include\wx\chkconf.h|238|#error “wxUSE_STDPATHS must be defined.”|
C:\wxWidgets-2.8.9\include\wx\chkconf.h|246|#error “wxUSE_XML must be defined.”|
C:\wxWidgets-2.8.9\include\wx\chkconf.h|254|#error “wxUSE_SOCKETS must be defined.”|
C:\wxWidgets-2.8.9\include\wx\chkconf.h|262|#error “wxUSE_STREAMS must be defined.”|
C:\wxWidgets-2.8.9\include\wx\chkconf.h|270|#error “wxUSE_STOPWATCH must be defined.”|
C:\wxWidgets-2.8.9\include\wx\chkconf.h|278|#error “wxUSE_TEXTBUFFER must be defined.”|
C:\wxWidgets-2.8.9\include\wx\chkconf.h|286|#error “wxUSE_TEXTFILE must be defined.”|
C:\wxWidgets-2.8.9\include\wx\chkconf.h|302|#error “wxUSE_URL must be defined.”|
C:\wxWidgets-2.8.9\include\wx\chkconf.h|310|#error “wxUSE_VARIANT must be defined.”|
C:\wxWidgets-2.8.9\include\wx\chkconf.h|330|#error “wxUSE_ABOUTDLG must be defined.”|
C:\wxWidgets-2.8.9\include\wx\chkconf.h|338|#error “wxUSE_ACCEL must be defined.”|
C:\wxWidgets-2.8.9\include\wx\chkconf.h|346|#error “wxUSE_ANIMATIONCTRL must be defined.”|
C:\wxWidgets-2.8.9\include\wx\chkconf.h|354|#error “wxUSE_BITMAPCOMBOBOX must be defined.”|
C:\wxWidgets-2.8.9\include\wx\chkconf.h|362|#error “wxUSE_BMPBUTTON must be defined.”|
C:\wxWidgets-2.8.9\include\wx\chkconf.h|370|#error “wxUSE_BUTTON must be defined.”|
C:\wxWidgets-2.8.9\include\wx\chkconf.h|378|#error “wxUSE_CALENDARCTRL must be defined.”|
C:\wxWidgets-2.8.9\include\wx\chkconf.h|386|#error “wxUSE_CARET must be defined.”|
C:\wxWidgets-2.8.9\include\wx\chkconf.h|394|#error “wxUSE_CHECKBOX must be defined.”|
C:\wxWidgets-2.8.9\include\wx\chkconf.h|410|#error “wxUSE_CHOICE must be defined.”|
C:\wxWidgets-2.8.9\include\wx\chkconf.h|418|#error “wxUSE_CHOICEBOOK must be defined.”|
C:\wxWidgets-2.8.9\include\wx\chkconf.h|426|#error “wxUSE_CHOICEDLG must be defined.”|
C:\wxWidgets-2.8.9\include\wx\chkconf.h|434|#error “wxUSE_CLIPBOARD must be defined.”|
C:\wxWidgets-2.8.9\include\wx\chkconf.h|442|#error “wxUSE_COLLPANE must be defined.”|
C:\wxWidgets-2.8.9\include\wx\chkconf.h|450|#error “wxUSE_COLOURDLG must be defined.”|
C:\wxWidgets-2.8.9\include\wx\chkconf.h|458|#error “wxUSE_COLOURPICKERCTRL must be defined.”|
C:\wxWidgets-2.8.9\include\wx\chkconf.h|466|#error “wxUSE_COMBOBOX must be defined.”|
C:\wxWidgets-2.8.9\include\wx\chkconf.h|474|#error “wxUSE_COMBOCTRL must be defined.”|
C:\wxWidgets-2.8.9\include\wx\chkconf.h|482|#error “wxUSE_DATAOBJ must be defined.”|
C:\wxWidgets-2.8.9\include\wx\chkconf.h|490|#error “wxUSE_DATAVIEWCTRL must be defined.”|
C:\wxWidgets-2.8.9\include\wx\chkconf.h|498|#error “wxUSE_DATEPICKCTRL must be defined.”|
C:\wxWidgets-2.8.9\include\wx\chkconf.h|506|#error “wxUSE_DIRPICKERCTRL must be defined.”|
C:\wxWidgets-2.8.9\include\wx\chkconf.h|514|#error “wxUSE_DISPLAY must be defined.”|
C:\wxWidgets-2.8.9\include\wx\chkconf.h|522|#error “wxUSE_DOC_VIEW_ARCHITECTURE must be defined.”|
C:\wxWidgets-2.8.9\include\wx\chkconf.h|530|#error “wxUSE_FILEDLG must be defined.”|
C:\wxWidgets-2.8.9\include\wx\chkconf.h|538|#error “wxUSE_FILEPICKERCTRL must be defined.”|
C:\wxWidgets-2.8.9\include\wx\chkconf.h|546|#error “wxUSE_FONTDLG must be defined.”|
C:\wxWidgets-2.8.9\include\wx\chkconf.h|554|#error “wxUSE_FONTMAP must be defined.”|
C:\wxWidgets-2.8.9\include\wx\chkconf.h|562|#error “wxUSE_FONTPICKERCTRL must be defined.”|
||More errors follow but not being shown.|
||Edit the max errors limit in compiler options…|
||=== Build finished: 50 errors, 0 warnings ===|

I found some information at this link:

It says:

Why do I get errors about setup.h not being found?

When you build the wxWidgets library, setup.h is copied from include/wx/msw/setup.h to e.g. lib/vc_msw/mswd/wx/setup.h (the path depends on the configuration you’re building). So you need to add this include path if building using the static Debug library:


or if building the static Release library, lib/vc_lib/msw.

See also the wxWiki Contents for more information.

So…this led me to here:

Ok… I want to display the files that have setup.h here..
So… I need to go start->run and type in cmd..

Type type cd :\ to get to the root dir.
then I entered dir *setup.h/s >junk.txt

Volume in drive C has no label.
Volume Serial Number is 2075-ABF8

Directory of C:\wxWidgets-2.8.9\contrib\include\wx\deprecated

08/06/2007  04:42 PM             2,034 setup.h
1 File(s)          2,034 bytes

Directory of C:\wxWidgets-2.8.9\include\msvc\wx

08/06/2007  04:41 PM             9,263 setup.h
1 File(s)          9,263 bytes

Directory of C:\wxWidgets-2.8.9\include\wx\msw

05/19/2008  08:51 AM            46,122 setup.h
1 File(s)         46,122 bytes

Directory of C:\wxWidgets-2.8.9\include\wx\msw\wince

05/19/2008  08:51 AM            43,883 setup.h
1 File(s)         43,883 bytes

Directory of C:\wxWidgets-2.8.9\include\wx\univ

11/19/2007  09:55 AM            42,674 setup.h
1 File(s)         42,674 bytes

Directory of C:\wxWidgets-2.8.9\samples\ipc

08/06/2007  04:45 PM               880 ipcsetup.h
1 File(s)            880 bytes

Total Files Listed:
6 File(s)        144,856 bytes
0 Dir(s)  45,401,522,176 bytes free

Ok… I think I need to build the library..

I went to this link:
and followed the instructions.
Ok… So I’m being asked which components to install.
I’m not sure this is correct but I selected:
MinGw base tools
g++ compiler
MinGw make

I accepted the default C:\MinGw destination folder.
Also the MinGw Start folder.

The next thing in the instructions tells me to download MSYS.
It appears that I have 3 possibilities.  I chose MSYS Base System, dated August 27,2008 which appears to be the most current.

Ok… I’m not sure what to do here….  I was sort of hoping for a .exe but it appears that everything is a tar…
Ok…. It seems that if you go to the bottom, you’ll find an .exe one less than the latest and greatest..
So….. I choose

Is clicked on a MSYS desktop icon and got what looks like a Linux termimal….
Next per the instructions I went to
change to the directory you installed the wx source to
cd c:wxWidgets-2.8.9
mkdir msw-debug
cd  msw-debug
../configure --disable-shared --enable-debug

…. This seems to be taking a while…. Probably time to go out and shovel some snow…

make install

Back to shoveling.

The next instruction didn’t work for me:
test your build. If you see a windows application open up, your wxWidgets has built correctly ($ cd samples/minimal; make && minimal.exe).
I tried:
make minimal and it tried to do the follow the following:
g++ minimal.cpp -o minimal

It squacked abouh the being able to find wx/wxprec.h among other things.

I searched for wxprech.h and found it in a couple of places… But unfortunately, my fun time is over ;(
I think something is buggered on my search paths… I need to look at this later
More on this later….

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