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REGSAM error when compiling with winreg.h

REGSAM error when compiling with winreg.h

REGSAM error when compiling with winreg.h

(OP)
Ok, Long story short, I have been googling for a couple weeks now, and can't find ANY help on this. Any program I try to compile that uses winreg.h, I always get the same result:

--------------------Configuration: reg - Win32 Debug--------------------
Compiling...
reg.cpp
c:\program files\microsoft visual studio\vc98\include\winreg.h(36) : error C2146: syntax error : missing ';' before identifier 'REGSAM'
c:\program files\microsoft visual studio\vc98\include\winreg.h(36) : fatal error C1004: unexpected end of file found
Error executing cl.exe.

reg.obj - 2 error(s), 0 warning(s)

------------------------------------------------------------


I also get the same error when using an older version of Borland C++ 5 with it's included headers, not visual c++'s.

I'm compiling on Windows XP Pro SP2. Thanks!

RE: REGSAM error when compiling with winreg.h

As far as I know, winreg.h is a low level windows system specific header (really it's part of SDK). It's not self-contained header - for example, it defines REGSAM type alias for ACCESS_MASK bit structure defined in other low level windows system header(s) - see winny.h for example. As usually, we use it (and others) via "high level" windows.h header.

RE: REGSAM error when compiling with winreg.h

Alas, misprint: winnt.h header (not winny.h;)...

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