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Compiler Error C2274
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Compiler Error C2274

Error Message

'type' : illegal as right side of '.' operator

A type appears as the right operand of a member-access (.) operator.

This error can be caused by trying to access a user-defined type conversion. Use the keyword operator between the period and type.

The following sample generates C2286:

// C2274.cpp
struct MyClass {
   operator int() {
      return 0;

int main() {
   MyClass ClassName;
   int i = ClassName.int();   // C2274
   int j = ClassName.operator int();   // OK

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