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Problem with struct and pointer

Struct:

struct SapphireData
{
HBITMAP SapphireSwap;
};

Declarations:
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?
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rossryan
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rossryan
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bkfirebirdCommented:
change SapphireData = (SapphireData*)hSapphireData;
to SapphireData = (struct SapphireData*)hSapphireData;

you will face this problem unless you typedef structs
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Sys_ProgCommented:
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

Amit
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rossryanAuthor Commented:
Now that's what I call a quick fix!
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bkfirebirdCommented:
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
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rossryanAuthor Commented:
Yeah, I know...working with someone else's code, and it's a bit ambiguous.
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