GLFW failes to initialize

nobody wrote on Saturday, July 12, 2008:

I downloadead glfw, compiled the source code and made myself a static library.
I copied on of the example programs that ship with glfw and run it. Strangely glfwInit fails, i entered in debug mode and found that this line:

\_glfwLibrary.Libs.gdi32 = LoadLibrary\( "gdi32.dll" \);

returns null. I’m using Microsoft Visual Studio Express( Msdev 2008 or Msdev 9.0).
Why is this so? What can i do?

I downloaded their the static library from the site but i receive a lot of link errors that say that certain functions cannot be found.