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Error while running with GDI+ in VC++6 application

Dear experts,
I've decided to enable my VC++6 with GDI+ graphics. By adding the following code:

typedef unsigned __int64 ULONG_PTR
#include <gdiplus.h>
using namespace Gdiplus;
#pragma comment (lib, "Gdiplus.lib")

to stdafx.h, I get the following error:

gdiplus.h(18) : error C2144: syntax error : missing ';' before type 'IDirectDrawSurface7'

I've tried to add the additional code needed to get VC++6 application running with GDI+, but still get the same error.
I'd be greatly appreciated for any suggestion.
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German_N
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German_N
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nabehsCommented:
// write the following in stdafx.h
// delete the typedef
//typedef unsigned __int64 ULONG_PTR
#include <ddraw.h>
#include <gdiplus.h>
using namespace Gdiplus;
#pragma comment (lib, "Gdiplus.lib")

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German_NAuthor Commented:
Followig your comments:
if I don't define "typedef unsigned __int64 ULONG_PTR" I get the following error: diplusinit.h(32) : error C2065: 'ULONG_PTR' : undeclared identifier. If I do, I get the following error: ddraw.h(38) : error C2144: syntax error : missing ';' before type 'int'.
It would be nice you could take a look at the project, sure if you have vc++6 installed. Probably I miss something basic.
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nabehsCommented:
ok, try to send it to me to: emadns@yahoo.com
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nabehsCommented:
i received  a notification message saying: This notification has been sent to inform you that a message has been deleted .The message subject is GDI+ problem project. Why is this happening? The message you are sending is infected with a virus.

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German_NAuthor Commented:
I'll be trying to send it again later... thanks for taking a care :)
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OnegaZhangCommented:
THe following is a small VC6 program demonstrating usage of GDI+
www.fruitfruit.com/vc/graphics/img2gif.cpp
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RuskialtCommented:
Check the order of your include paths in tools->options->directories, make sure that the new sdk paths are listed before anythin else, this goes for includes and for libs. You may hit some wrong (old) files, if the order is incorrect.
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