Basic compiler error

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    Basic compiler error

    Hi, I'm a C++ novice and keep getting this compiler error.

    "In file included from Blah.cpp"

    .. for the following piece of code

    Code:
    #include "Blah.h"
    The code and filenames seem correct. Am I doing something stupidly wrong?
    Thanks
    sammacs

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    Seems to me its indicating an error in that included file.
    Are you sure there is nothing else it says about the error (presumably it'll say what the error is)?
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    Hi,
    Yer the actual error is this line in "Blah.h"(actually called TextEditorApp.h):
    Code:
    DECLARE_APP(TextEditorApp)
    It says "ISO C++ forbids defining types within return type" and "syntax error before '&' token".
    Please help,
    thanks,
    Sam

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    We'll need to see more of the file than that one line of code. Is that a function declaration, definition, or call? You might just need a semicolon at the end of the line, but I can't really tell from that piece of code.
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    Hi,
    here are the two relevant files. There are also two other files in the project.

    TextEditorApp.h
    Code:
    #ifndef TEXTEDITORAPP_H
    #define TEXTEDITORAPP_H
    
    class TextEditorApp : public wxApp
    {
        public:
        //Initialise the application
        virtual bool OnInit();
    }
    
    DECLARE_APP(TextEditorApp)
    
    #endif //TEXTEDITORAPP_H
    TextEditorApp.cpp
    Code:
    #include <wx/wx.h>
    #include "TextEditorApp.h"
    #include "TextFrame.h"
    
    IMPLEMENT_APP(TextEditorApp)
    
    bool TextEditorApp::OnInit()
    {
        TextFrame *frame = new TextFrame("Simple Text Editor", 100, 100, 400, 300);
        frame->Show(TRUE);
        SetTopWindow(frame);
        return true;
    }
    Thanks for the help,
    $am

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    Code:
    #ifndef TEXTEDITORAPP_H
    #define TEXTEDITORAPP_H
    
    class TextEditorApp : public wxApp
    {
        public:
        //Initialise the application
        virtual bool OnInit();
    }; // <--- Semi-colon here
    
    DECLARE_APP(TextEditorApp)
    
    #endif //TEXTEDITORAPP_H
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    Yep that was the problem, thanks a lot.
    It really annoys me that I don't spot simple mistakes like that.
    Thanks again,
    Sam

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