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Compiler Error C2936

Error Message

'class' : type-class-id redefined as a global data variable

You cannot use a generic or template class as a global data variable.

This error can be caused if braces are improperly matched.

The following sample generates C2936:

// C2936.cpp
// compile with: /c
template<class T> struct TC { }; 
int TC<int>;   // C2936

// OK
struct TC2 { }; 
int TC2;

C2936 can also occur when using generics:

// C2936b.cpp
// compile with: /clr /c
generic<class T>
ref struct GC {};
int GC<int>;   // C2936

// OK
ref struct GC2 {};
int GC2;