Errors in winuser.h

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    Errors in winuser.h

    I have included winuser.h in my application to support the MessageBox function.

    When I compile my application, I get the following 2 errors:

    winuser.h(39) : error C2146: syntax error : missing ';' before identifier 'HDWP'

    and

    winuser.h(39) : fatal error C1004: unexpected end of file found

    When I looked at the file in the editor and double clicked on the first error in the debug window, it brought me to this line (39):

    typedef HANDLE HDWP;

    which doesn't look any different than the other typedefs.

    Now, this file was installed when I installed Visual C++ 6.0 ~ so I don't understand why it has errors... what can I do?

    By the way, I am using Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 - and I am relatively new to C++
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    did you include windows.h first?

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    winuser.h is included in windows.h.
    Just include the windows header, it will work.

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    Thank you both... I actually had both included in my program so it was most likely causing confusion with the compiler.

    I removed winuser.h and all seems to be well.
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