Dev-Cpp doesn't understand the data type FILE

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    Dev-Cpp doesn't understand the data type FILE

    When i type FILE as a datatype to make progs working on some files dev-cpp doesn't change it into bold as does with int float double........etc and when i run the prog it doesn't work ofcourse.

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    Are you doing a C++ program? If so, you have to #include <stdio.h>

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    Syntax highlighting only works for stuff like keywords, #define, strings and such. FILE is a typedef (not a keyword). But that does not explain why the code won't compile (or run). Have you included stdio.h? What error messages do you get?

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    this programe was compiled on DEV C++ complier it works fine for me, as TactX said only reserve words are highlighted
    Code:
    #include <stdio.h>
    
    int main()
    {
        FILE *fp;
        
        fp = fopen("snake.txt","r+");
        
        if(fp)
        {
            printf("The file opened with no error!!!");
            getchar();
        }
        else
        {
            printf("Error: File cannot be opened");
            getchar();
            return 1;
        }
        
        return 0;
    }
    
    /*myoutput
    The file opened with no error!!!
    */
    NOTE: some compilers does something like what u want but not all like DEV C++

    ssharish2005

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