I'm trying to do the SDL tutorial here http://lazyfoo.net/SDL_tutorials/lesson03/windows/msvsnet2010e/index.php
I did everything they asked me to do, everything built correctly, but when I tried to run the executable, I always get the error: "application was unable to start correctly 0xc000007b"
I'm using Win7 on a mac (bootcamp), with visual stdio 2010 professional
If you have placed SDL.dll under
\SysWOW64 like the tutorial says, doing this may work:
Download SDL.dll (Runtime Libraries > Win32, not the 64-bit version*) and place it in the project folder where the .exe file is located.
E.g. if the project location is
C:\myproject, place the SDL.dll at
Then you can remove SDL.dll from
\SysWOW64. This can also prevent version conflicts, like the tutorial suggests.
*) I'm on 64-bit Windows 7, and the 64-bit version of SDL.dll didn't work for me.
Ensure that the SDL.dll (or SDL2.dll) that the .exe loads (from its own directory, or from a Windows system directory) matches the SDL.lib that it was linked with. Examples:
This applies to any version of Visual Studio, 32 or 64 bit, and any of Lazyfoo's tutorials.
Also what helped me - ensure you are using x86 .dll for the x86 application and not x64 dll files for the x86 app and vice versa.
Ran into this issue in VS2019 when running in debug mode, had to add path to my debugging environment.
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