Win32 Defines & C++

Nirmal Prasad
Wed Mar 24 07:24:00 GMT 1999

hi there,

This is not a cygwin related query,bug or feature request but if someone can
help it will be great b'cos i am getting this problem in some code that i
have while compiling under cygwin.

The problem i am facing is that i have some c++ class that has a member
function which is the same as a win32 define (e.g. GetNextWindow). The
problem is that the pre-processor substitues this and the compiler complains
that there is something wrong. One of the solutions i thought of getting
around this is to make the #define'd macro to an inline function and the
code would then compile but this would be tedious if its a lot of macros . I
was wondering if there is any other elegant solution such that i dont have
to change any code.????

Thanks in advance


Nirmal Prasad R.

#define GetNextWindow(h,c)    GetWindow(h,c)        /* somewhere in some
win32 header */

//.. This is in my file
class test
            ... some members
           void GetNextWindow(uint c);                //<- get an error here
as "GetNextWindow" called with 1 argument only

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