what the hell!

This is a discussion on what the hell! within the Windows Programming forums, part of the Platform Specific Boards category; ok, so i am typing code for a nifty structure. Code: typedef struct c3 { int x; int y; int ...

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    what the hell!

    ok, so i am typing code for a nifty structure.

    Code:
    typedef struct c3
    {
        int x;
        int y;
        int z;
    }coords;

    and in visual c++ 6.0 professional i do this:

    coords mycoords;

    then if I type mycoords.x, it will not bring up the code completion!
    what the hell is going on!

    this is absolutely essential to me!!!

    any help appreciated,
    spoon_
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    I'm not sure but try
    c3.mycoords;

    then access using mycoords.x

    I think that'll do it.
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    change:

    Code:
    typedef struct c3
    {
        int x;
        int y;
        int z;
    }coords;
    to this:
    Code:
    struct coords
    {
        int x;
        int y;
        int z;
    };
    
    coords mycoords;
    You had already created an instance and called it coords. This way we call the struct coords and you can create instances like you wanted.
    Last edited by bonkey; 09-29-2002 at 09:59 AM.
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    have you set the coordinates to some value before you try to access it? If not, the values are undefined.
    And you don't need the c3 in your type definition.
    Code:
    typedef struct
    {
       int x;
       int y;
       int z;
    }COORDS;
    
    COORDS MyCoords;
    
    MyCoords.x = 12;
    MyCoords.y = 46;
    MyCoords.z = -8;
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    doh

    it doesnt work with any structure. it works when i do a console project, but not when i do win32api code. it makes no sense at all.
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    Post a complete, but small, piece of code that you cannot get to work.
    When all else fails, read the instructions.
    If you're posting code, use code tags: [code] /* insert code here */ [/code]

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    Well two things. First off, the code completion can be annoying and it may be a blessing that it is broken. And secondly, what you had to begin with was fine. You could try these:

    Code:
    //#1
    struct c3 {
      int x, y, z;
    };
    typedef struct c3 coords;
    
    //#2
    typedef struct c3 coords;
    struct coords {
      int x, y, z;
    };
    Anyways, you shouldn't have to go through that much trouble for something so trivial (especially since all ways of doing this are ANSI-C and ANSI-C++ compatible).

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    ....

    Alright, it is no blessing that it doesnt work!!!!

    I hate having to constantly look up the members of structs and unions in MSDN or the web.

    Call me lazy, but I am not. I like(d) the convenience of code completion. I have too much to memorize in college as it is.

    Oh well. I will not give up! FORTE code completion works fine, DAMN YOU MICROSOFT!

    heres the code example you wanted, Hammer:

    Code:
    #include<windows.h>
    #include<winsock.h>
    #include "resource.h"
    
    SOCKADDR_IN myinfo;
    
    
    LRESULT CALLBACK DialogProc(HWND, UINT, WPARAM, LPARAM);
    
    
    int WINAPI WinMain(HINSTANCE hInstance, HINSTANCE hPrevInstance, PSTR lpCmdLine, int nShowCmd)
    {
    	MSG msg;
    	HWND hWnd;
    	
    	hWnd = CreateDialog(hInstance, MAKEINTRESOURCE(IDD_MainDlg), NULL, (DLGPROC)DialogProc);
    
    	ShowWindow(hWnd, nShowCmd);
    
    	while(GetMessage(&msg, NULL, 0, 0))
    	{
    		TranslateMessage(&msg);
    		DispatchMessage(&msg);
    	}
    
    	return 0;
    }
    
    
    LRESULT CALLBACK DialogProc(HWND hWnd, UINT message, WPARAM wParam, LPARAM lParam)
    {
    	switch(message)
    	{
    	case WM_INITDIALOG:
    		{
    			SendMessage(hWnd, WM_SETICON, ICON_SMALL, LPARAM(LoadIcon(NULL, MAKEINTRESOURCE(IDI_APPLICATION))));
    			SendMessage(hWnd, WM_SETICON, ICON_BIG	, LPARAM(LoadIcon(NULL, MAKEINTRESOURCE(IDI_APPLICATION))));
    			return TRUE;
    		}
    	case WM_COMMAND:
    		{
    			switch(LOWORD(wParam)
    			{
    			case IDC_CLICK_OK:
    				{
    					
    					//myinfo. does not work here!
    					return TRUE;
    				}
    			}
    			return FALSE;
    		}
    	case WM_DESTROY:
    		{
    			PostQuitMessage(0);
    			return TRUE;
    		}
    	case WM_CLOSE:
    		{
    			DestroyWindow(hWnd);
    			return TRUE;
    		}
    	}
    	return FALSE;
    }
    There ya are. I don't know what the deal is!!!! =(

    spoon_
    Last edited by spoon_; 09-29-2002 at 08:02 PM.
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    That is a fair argument. You could, alternatively, download the docs. I have the old docs, but they still get the job done. Nonetheless, I can't explain the problem but the best thing to do would be to complain to microsoft. As you programmer you know that you can't fix bugs that you don't know exist.

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