#define Header files. End Of File Errors.

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    #define Header files. End Of File Errors.

    Hi to be honest im a C++ programmer but I needed to do this bit in C and it confused me. I created a resource file for my project with integer_ids. Which need to be defined in a seperate header file.
    So I create the header file full of define statements like these
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    #define ID_ICON1	100
    #define ID_ICON2	101
    #define ID_Cursor1	102
    #define ID_Cursor2	103
    Then when it comes to compile it the resource compiler jsut states that there is an unexpected End of File in the header file and fails.

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    This may have no relevance, but did you have an

    #ifndef

    ...

    #endif

    Or some sort of unclosed statement?
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    Are you trying to compiler the header file? (you shouldn't be)
    When all else fails, read the instructions.
    If you're posting code, use code tags: [code] /* insert code here */ [/code]

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    I didn't think you had to have a #ifndef an #endif statement. All im doing is having a header file full of definitions.

    No im trying to compile the header file mate. I have an #include statement in my resource file refering to it.

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    >I didn't think you had to have a #ifndef an #endif statement.

    You don't. But having an #if ... #endif without the closing #endif, or a start of comment /* without its closing */ are two ways to produce this kind of error.
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    Yes
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    I don't use #ifndef or #ifdef. All it is, is a header file with a few define statements. So you know exactly what I mean I will attach my project file, so you can see if you can get it to work.
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    Would this be the error?
    Compiling resources...
    C:\Test\id\RESOURCE.H(2) : fatal error RC1004: unexpected end of file found
    If so, I found this link relatively quickly with a search. It states the following.
    Possible cause
    Missing linefeed and carriage return characters on the last line of a text file.
    And I did find this to be true of the file "resource.h" -- it did not end with a newline.
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    Thanks mate. I owe you one. That must me one of the stupidest errors I have ever heard of, but it looks like it worked. I was so close to throwing my computer out of the window.
    Many thanks

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