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Hi experts,

   Does anyone know why I failed to do the following declaration in VC++ ? thanks !!!
  (while I got no error without "string mystring;" ) please help ! thanks !!!

 #include "string.h"
  string mystring ;
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ompiling resources...
Compiling...
StdAfx.cpp
Compiling...
Bullet.cpp
GameObject.cpp
Monster.cpp
MyMap.cpp
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\MyProjects\MyMap\MyMap.cpp(48) : error C2146: syntax error : missing ';' before identifier 'mystring'
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\MyProjects\MyMap\MyMap.cpp(48) : error C2501: 'string' : missing storage-class or type specifiers
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\MyProjects\MyMap\MyMap.cpp(48) : fatal error C1004: unexpected end of file found
Generating Code...
Error executing cl.exe.

MyMap.exe - 3 error(s), 0 warning(s)
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string.h is the include file for ANSI-C string functions, not C++ string classes.

try #include <string>  instead.



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by:meow00
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Hi I got exactly the same errors by using "#include <string>" ... :-(
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by:OnegaZhang
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#include <string>
std::string mystringvar;

or
#include <string>
using namespace std;
string mystringvar;
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