Fatal Error C1010 stdafx.h

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    Fatal Error C1010 stdafx.h

    I wrote a program (yesterday) in visual studio under c++ language category using .c extention , closed it and turnd off the program (taht was yesterday).

    Today I turn it on , and it keeps asking me about including stdafx.h
    I never heard of this header file and I do have it in the list to the right under the folder header files.

    When I copy paste the program into my old visual C++ 6.0 it doesn;t ask for it.

    Can it b something went corrupted?

    I can post the code but not only it;s uncompleted and full of bugs (probably) I don;t think it;s related since by what I undetstood this header is kinda by default?

    I can copy paste all into a new project but I would like to know the cause of it, it would be sad if this is a studio bug...

    When I add it (#include <stdafx.h>) it gives me the following error:

    fatal error C1853: 'Debug\C_HW.pch' precompiled header file is from a previous version of the compiler, or the precompiled header is C++ and you are using it from C (or vice versa).

    On my project I am using:
    #include <stdio.h>
    #include <stdlib.h>

    Any help in the matter will be much appreciated.

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    Believe the error message ... you are writing C code... c++ headers won't work.

    Did you, by chance, tell the compiler to treat your file as C++?
    C++ is an entirely separate (and disasterously named) language.

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    Yes I am aware of the differences as I am currently learning C and C#.

    I opened a new project in teh following way:
    C++ win32 application-->under the souce folder I added a new file and wrote its name with .c extention.

    It might be I am reoppening it wronglt after I closed it...

    Since I simply double clicked the solution... (which is named C_HW.c and is a visual studio solution file)

    I can;t open the proj file (C_HW.vcproj.[my Pc name].[My user])
    And when I open the C (source) file (that I just found in the inner folder), all the debug/complie/step into / w/e are grayed out.
    Last edited by Lenjaku; 11-12-2010 at 01:53 AM.

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    Thing is you created a C++ app... not a C app, then gave it the wrong file extension.

    Check the VS help files... I haven't used it in a while (and won't be using it again) but if memory serves it's kinda picky about that.

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    Since it appears that you do not want to use pre-compiled headers, look for the pre-compiled headers setting in your project configuration and turn it off.

    In the mean time, you should also change the programming language setting from C++ to C. The .c file extension should be good enough, but you might as well change it just in case.
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    laserlight I did both things you mentioned and it works well.
    But gives me warnings about scanf being declared deprecated.

    CommonTater: I am not sure what you meant since what I did (as I was told by a different uni instructor--in my university we work with visual c/c++ 6.0 and it;s lame in editting)was soppoused to convert it into C.
    And it worked fine the previous day, it only got messed up when I re-ran the studio (today, though it doesn;t matter when).

    There is no C language in the studio dot net 2005 and 2008.

    Though apparently the old visual C/C++ 6.0 works great without changing anything.
    Last edited by Lenjaku; 11-12-2010 at 04:11 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lenjaku View Post
    There is no C language in the studio dot net 2005 and 2008.
    That'll do it.

    I'm glad you got it working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lenjaku View Post
    There is no C language in the studio dot net 2005 and 2008.
    Oh yes there is. Project Properties > C/C++ > Advanced > Compile As. You have a choice between C++ code (/TP) or C code (/TC).

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    To get rid of "declared depreciated" warnings, add _CRT_SECURE_NO_DEPRECATE into the list of preprocessor definitions.

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    Thanks alot for all the help :3

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    Quote Originally Posted by nonoob View Post
    To get rid of "declared depreciated" warnings, add _CRT_SECURE_NO_DEPRECATE into the list of preprocessor definitions.
    Don't simply dismiss those warnings.
    At least explain why. These warnings are there for a reason.
    The thing is that scanf, et all are extremely unsafe. To use them, you must use them safely, and that is no small task. scanf is the root of many evil bugs and security issues.

    To learn more, I suggest you visit
    SourceForge.net: Buffer overrun - cpwiki
    SourceForge.net: Scanf woes - cpwiki

    Disabling these warnings is fine if you know what you're doing.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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