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Compiler Error C2902

Error Message

'token' : unexpected token following 'template', identifier expected

The token following the keyword template was not an identifier.

The following sample generates C2902:

// C2902.cpp
// compile with: /c
namespace N {
   template<class T> class X {};
   class Y {};
}
void g() {
   N::template + 1;   // C2902
}

void f() {
   N::template X<int> x1;   // OK
}

C2902 can also occur when using generics:

// C2902b.cpp
// compile with: /clr /c
namespace N {
   generic<class T> ref class GC {};
}

void f() {
   N::generic + 1;   // C2902
   N::generic GC<int>^ x;
}
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