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Code won't compile

Posted on 1999-06-24
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2010-04-16
I wrote this code in Microsoft Visual C++ 6, I can not find any reasion for why it will to Compile.  

The primary error message occures because the CDVTestDoc class in "CDVTestDoc* pDoc = (CDVTestDoc*)GetDocument();" is undeclared, yet ITS THERE!

Heres the Source;
      CDVTestDoc* pDoc = (CDVTestDoc*)GetDocument();
      ASSERT_VALID( pDoc );
      CString      szName;
      m_edNames.SetWindowText( szName );
      m_edNames.SetWindowText( "" );
      if( szNames.GetLength() > 0 )
            int nIndex = pDoc->AddName( szName );
            m_lbNames.InsertString( nIndex, szName );
            m_lbNames.SetCurSel( nIndex );

Here are the error messages;
C:\vc\Source Library\DVTest\FormText.cpp(68) : error C2065: 'CDVTestDoc' : undeclared identifier
C:\vc\Source Library\DVTest\FormText.cpp(68) : error C2065: 'pDoc' : undeclared identifier
C:\vc\Source Library\DVTest\FormText.cpp(68) : error C2059: syntax error : ')'
C:\vc\Source Library\DVTest\FormText.cpp(74) : error C2065: 'szNames' : undeclared identifier
C:\vc\Source Library\DVTest\FormText.cpp(74) : error C2228: left of '.GetLength' must have class/struct/union type
C:\vc\Source Library\DVTest\FormText.cpp(76) : error C2227: left of '->AddName' must point to class/struct/union
Error executing cl.exe.

DVTest.exe - 6 error(s), 0 warning(s)
Question by:darnison062499
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Expert Comment

ID: 1198381
Can you post the code that comes before that?

Are you sure that CDVTestDoc is defined by that point in the source?  Is it defined in an include file?  Is that include file included?  If you place a syntax error in the include file at the location where CDVTestDoc is defined, does the compiler report an error?

Accepted Solution

Triskelion earned 100 total points
ID: 1198382
#include "{the header file that contains the definition for CDVTestDoc}"


Author Comment

ID: 1198383
Thanks, I didn't know I had to include the header file every time I call an external class.


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