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Compiler Error C2940

Error Message

'class' : type-class-id redefined as a local typedef

You cannot use a generic or template class as a local typedef.

The following sample generates C2940:

// C2940.cpp
template<class T>
struct TC {}; 
int main() {
   typedef int TC<int>;   // C2940
   typedef int TC;   // OK
}

C2940 can also occur when using generics:

// C2940b.cpp
// compile with: /clr
generic<class T>
ref struct GC { };

int main() {
   typedef int GC<int>;   // C2940
   typedef int GC;
}
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