Error 2629: unexpected 'class ClassA ('

Hi there,

Sorry if I explain this badly, I'm not quite sure what is relevant.

I'm getting the error above when I try to compile my project.  The line in question is in ClassA.h and looks something like:

ClassA(ClassB* theParent, type theType);

where type is a typedef inside classA and ClassB is #included above the constructor.

There's another error on the same line:
Error C2238: unexpected token(s) preceding ';'

The error seems to come up while compiling a third class which does not refer to ClassB or ClassA or refer to anything that does.

The problem arose when I moved the typedef from another unrelated class and put it in ClassA.  This typedef is used as a parameter and return type for several functions both inside and outside ClassA (but not in ClassB or either of the other two classes I mentioned)

What's going on?  I'm very confused.

Thank you.
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n_fortynineConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Did you miss a semi-colon at the end when declaring class EyeSpeakPage? Because it's saying it does not recognize EyeSpeakPage as a type?
Could you post your "related" code?
wilsonianAuthor Commented:
What do you want, ClassA.h?
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if that's where the error is...
wilsonianAuthor Commented:
// LengthBar.h: interface for the LengthBar class.

#if !defined(AFX_LENGTHBAR_H__F59F85DC_D3DA_4185_A61F_13185405C7D6__INCLUDED_)
#define AFX_LENGTHBAR_H__F59F85DC_D3DA_4185_A61F_13185405C7D6__INCLUDED_

#if _MSC_VER > 1000
#pragma once
#endif // _MSC_VER > 1000

#include "Phoneme.h"
#include "EyeSpeakPage.h"

class LengthBar

      typedef enum unmatched_type {
      } unmatched_type;

      LengthBar(EyeSpeakPage* theParent, unmatched_type thePurpose); //ln 44*****

      void drawArrow(CDC* dc, int length, int tooLong);
      unmatched_type getPurpose();
      void setRightEnd(CString end);
      CString getRightEnd();
      void setLeftEnd(CString end);
      CString getLeftEnd();
      int TooLong(int length);
      int ShowLength(CDC *dc, Phoneme* contrast, CString speaker, bool isUser, int placeInPair);
      void Draw(CDC* dc, Phoneme::length length); //isLong == unvoiced

      virtual ~LengthBar();
      unmatched_type purpose;
      CString rightEnd;
      CString leftEnd;
      double getRatioX();
      double getRatioY();
      EyeSpeakPage* parent; //ln 64*************************************
      Phoneme::length barLength;
      int LEFT_EDGE;


#endif // !defined(AFX_LENGTHBAR_H__F59F85DC_D3DA_4185_A61F_13185405C7D6__INCLUDED_)

I get the following errors when compiling Phoneme.cpp, as well as about a dozen other files not mentioned here:

c:\vpsl\product\c++\eyespeak\gui\lengthbar.h(44) : error C2629: unexpected 'class LengthBar ('
c:\vpsl\product\c++\eyespeak\gui\lengthbar.h(44) : error C2238: unexpected token(s) preceding ';'
c:\vpsl\product\c++\eyespeak\gui\lengthbar.h(64) : error C2143: syntax error : missing ';' before '*'
c:\vpsl\product\c++\eyespeak\gui\lengthbar.h(64) : error C2501: 'EyeSpeakPage' : missing storage-class or type specifiers
c:\vpsl\product\c++\eyespeak\gui\lengthbar.h(64) : error C2501: 'parent' : missing storage-class or type specifiers

wilsonianAuthor Commented:
Well, I wasn't declaring class EyeSpeakPage at all.  
But doing so seems to have fixed all the errors.  I'd swear I'd tried that on Friday, oh well.

Thank you very much, I think that was close enough to being the answer!
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