initalizer for scalar variable requires one element??

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    initalizer for scalar variable requires one element??

    Dev-C++ gives me that error when I try to compile this code:

    MENU *menuitem[] = {
    {100, 100, "MAIN MENU", 0},
    {100, 125, "New Game", 1},
    {100, 140, "Load Game", 0}
    };

    MENU is a structure. What does this error mean and what do I do to fix it. Thanks alot!

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    You might try changing the name of your structure to something besides MENU. I think this is a predefined type in windows (WINAPI) programming.

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    Try this:

    MENU menuitem [] = {
    {100, 100, "MAIN MENU", 0},
    {100, 125, "New Game", 1},
    {100, 140, "Load Game", 0}
    };

    You want an array of structures and not an array of pointers to those structures. A scalar is a single variable (for example: int a, just like a pointer is, that's why you compiler complained about it. You can't assign a structure to a single variable.

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