Problem with struct and pointer

Posted on 2004-04-13
Last Modified: 2010-04-01

struct SapphireData
HBITMAP SapphireSwap;

SapphireData* SapphireData;
HANDLE hSapphireData = NULL;

Problem code:
if (hSapphireData != NULL)
            SapphireData = (SapphireData*)hSapphireData;

Why does the compiler throw up this error:

c:\Documents and Settings\Ryan Ross\Desktop\capture\hook\hookpaint.cpp(249): error C2059: syntax error : ')'

And how can I fix it?
Question by:rossryan
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Accepted Solution

bkfirebird earned 250 total points
ID: 10820302
change SapphireData = (SapphireData*)hSapphireData;
to SapphireData = (struct SapphireData*)hSapphireData;

you will face this problem unless you typedef structs
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Expert Comment

ID: 10820303
SapphireData* SapphireData;

The problem lies in above statement
U are declaring a pointer of type SapphireData with the same name as SapphireData

This is not allowed


Author Comment

ID: 10820322
Now that's what I call a quick fix!

Expert Comment

ID: 10820323
SapphireData* SapphireData;

you dont want to be doing something like this ... your variable name and struct name are the same
it will only cause confusion

Author Comment

ID: 10820355
Yeah, I know...working with someone else's code, and it's a bit ambiguous.

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