I have been trying to compile a simple gtk, C based program in cygwin and i've been googling all day but nothing works. I have downloaded all the appropriate packages but it seems that cygwin can see the gtk libraries. I am using windows 7 64 bit.

when I compile

#include <gtk/gtk.h>

/*call back function:
static void hello( GtkWidget *widget,
gpointer data)
g_print("Hello world\n");

static gboolean delete_event(GtkWidget *widget,
Gdk *event,
gpointer data)

g_print("delete event occured\n");

/*change true to false and the main window will be
destroyed with a delete-event*/
return true;

/*Another call back function*/
static void destroy(GtkWidget *widget,
gpointer data)

int main(int argc, char *argv[])
/*GtkWidget is the storage type for widgets.
initialise window and button?*/
GtkWidget *window;
GtkWidget *button;

/*This is called in all GTK applications. Arguments
are parsed from the command line and are returned
to the application. */
gtk_init (&argc, &argv);

/*create a new window*/
window = gtk_window_new(GTK_WINDOW_TOPLEVEL);


g_signal_connect(window, "destroy",

/*Sets the border width of the window*/
gtk_container_set_border_width(GTK_CONTAINER(window), 20);

/*Creates a new button with the label "Hello World"*/
button = gtk_button_new_with_label("Hello World!");

g_signal_connect(button, "clicked",


g_container_add(GTK_CONTAINER(window), button);

/*final step - display newly created widget*/

/*display window*/


reutrn 0;

with this in cygwin

$ gcc helloworldgtksteps.c -o helloworld `pkg-config --cflags --libs gtk+-2.0`

helloworldgtksteps.c:15:9: error: expected declaration specifiers or ‘...’ before ‘Gdk’
helloworldgtksteps.c: In function ‘delete_event’:
helloworldgtksteps.c:26:9: error: ‘true’ undeclared (first use in this function)
helloworldgtksteps.c:26:9: note: each undeclared identifier is reported only once for each function it appears in
helloworldgtksteps.c: In function ‘main’:
helloworldgtksteps.c:66:2: error: ‘destory’ undeclared (first use in this function)
helloworldgtksteps.c:79:2: error: ‘Null’ undeclared (first use in this function)
helloworldgtksteps.c:88:2: error: ‘gtk_window_destroy’ undeclared (first use in this function)
helloworldgtksteps.c:118:2: error: ‘reutrn’ undeclared (first use in this function)
helloworldgtksteps.c:118:9: error: expected ‘;’ before numeric constant

I think its to do with paths which i dont know how to configure. I have a system path set to C:\gtk\bin\ but thats it. I am totally lost and a total newb.

Side note:
when i try ./confirgure - i get no such file or directory. I have pkg-config and all the rest of the packages i need.