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URGENT: Simple Header problem

Posted on 2003-10-25
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I can't figure out why I this doesn't work:

in my header file:

enum mapi_TFolderType {mftInbox,mftOutbox,mftSent,mftDeleted,mftCalendar,mftContacts,mftJournal,mftNotes,mftTasks,mftSpecial,mftMail,mftStuff};
mapi_TFolderType GetFolderType(mapi_TEntryid &eid, IMAPIFolder *f);
      

in my .cpp file of the class
mapi_TFolderType MapiClass::GetFolderType(mapi_TEntryid &eid, IMAPIFolder *f)

errors:

c:\temp\SynchroTest\MapiClass.cpp(478): error C2143: syntax error : missing ';' before 'MapiClass::GetFolderType'
c:\temp\SynchroTest\MapiClass.cpp(478): error C2501: 'mapi_TFolderType' : missing storage-class or type specifiers
c:\temp\SynchroTest\MapiClass.cpp(479): error C2556: 'int MapiClass::GetFolderType(mapi_TEntryid &,IMAPIFolder *)' : overloaded function differs only by return type from 'MapiClass::mapi_TFolderType MapiClass::GetFolderType(mapi_TEntryid &,IMAPIFolder *)'
c:\temp\SynchroTest\MapiClass.cpp(479): error C2371: 'MapiClass::GetFolderType' : redefinition; different basic types

I'm guessing its something simple that I just can't see.  
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In case the enum type is defined inside the class

class MapiClass {
public:
      enum mapi_TFolderType {
            mftInbox, mftOutbox
      };

      mapi_TFolderType MapiClass::GetFolderType();
};

then you have to specify its full type name when using it outside the class

MapiClass::mapi_TFolderType MapiClass::GetFolderType()
{
}
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