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enum value and serialization

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I get the following compiler error:  Why, how can I fix this problem, and what is the best way to handle enum's in serialization?  

data.cpp(66) : error C2679: binary '>>' : no operator defined which takes a right-hand operand of type 'enum CMyData::MyrEnum' (or there is no acceptable conversion)
Error executing cl.exe.

Given the code snippet:

class CMyData : public CCmdTarget
{
DECLARE_DYNCREATE(CMyData )

CMyData ();           // protected constructor used by dynamic creation

public:
static enum GenderEnum { enumOne = 0,   enumTwo } ;

private:
MyEnum m_eMyEnum ;

// Operations
public:
 virtual void Serialize(CArchive& ar);
}

void CMyData::Serialize(CArchive& ar)
{
 CObject::Serialize(ar);

if (ar.IsStoring()) {
ar << m_eMyEnum ;
}
else {
ar>> m_eMyEnum ;
}


 
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OnegaZhang earned 500 total points
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Do like this. (Althrough << does not complain, you still have to cast its type for safety)
      if (ar.IsStoring())
      {
            ar << (LONG)m_eMyEnum ;
      }
      else
      {
            ar>> (LONG&)m_eMyEnum ;
      }
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by:Amritpal Singh
ID: 12295109
have a look at the "code" at the following  link

http://www.codeguru.com/Cpp/data/data-misc/xml/article.php/c4567/
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Thanks for reminding me to give the well deserved points!
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