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I think I should have a folder for OpenGL headers under "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\VC\include", but there isn't one there.

How would I go about adding it? From the Visual Studio installer CD, I've tried "Add or Remove Features", which doesn't give me many options. Just Webtools, VB, C# and C++, and having C++ and C# checked when running it didn't help. I've also tried "Repair/Reinstall", which didn't have any options and didn't help.

So how do I install the OpenGL libraries? I'm pretty sure there should be a "gl" folder under include, and I'd thought it would come from the Visual Studio installer. If at all possible, I'd like to avoid having to entirely uninstall and reinstall Visual Studio.

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In Visual Studio add the directory to: Tools->Options->Projects and Solutions->VC++ Directories.

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  • If the problem were that I could find it on my file system, but Visual Studio wouldn't find it, this would be the correct answer. However, the real problem is that I didn't know what directory to add. – cgmb Jun 13 '11 at 16:23
  • Deprecated in VS2013. – vallentin Mar 31 '16 at 21:40
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I found the OpenGL files. They were installed as a part of the Microsoft Windows SDK, and for Windows 7 64bit can be found under:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v6.0A\Include\gl

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