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Enables the use of C++ keywords as identifiers.



The __identifier keyword enables the use of C++ keywords as identifiers. The main purpose of this keyword is to allow managed classes to access and use external classes that may use a C++ keyword as an identifier. For more information on __identifier, see 22 __identifier Keyword.

Note   Use of the __identifier keyword for identifiers that are not keywords is permitted, but strongly discouraged as a matter of style.


In the following example, a C# class (called template) is created and assigned to pTemplate:

// identifier_template.cs
// compile with: /target:library
public class template
   public void Run()
// keyword__identifier.cpp
// compile with: /clr
#using <mscorlib.dll>
#using <identifier_template.dll>   // defines a C# class called template

int main()
   __identifier(template) *pTemplate = new __identifier(template)();
   return 0;

See Also

Managed Extensions for C++ Reference | C++ Keywords

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