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Compiler Error C2026

Error Message

string too big, trailing characters truncated

The string was longer than the limit of 16380 single-byte characters.

Prior to adjacent strings being concatenated, a string cannot be longer than 16380 single-byte characters.

A Unicode string of about one half this length would also generate this error.

If you have a string defined as follows, it generates C2026:

char sz[] =
"\
imagine a really, really \
long string here\
";

You could break it up as follows:

char sz[] =
"\
imagine a really, really "
"long string here\
";

You may want to store exceptionally large string literals (32K or more) in a custom resource or an external file. See Creating a New Custom or Data Resource for more information.

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