Compiler Error C2144

 

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syntax error : 'type' should be preceded by 'token'

The compiler expected token and found type instead.

This error may be caused by a missing closing brace, right parenthesis, or semicolon.

C2144 can also occur when attempting to create a macro from a CLR keyword that contains a white space character.

You may also see C2144 if you are trying to do type forwarding. See Type Forwarding (C++/CLI) for more information.

The following sample generates C2144.

// C2144.cpp  
// compile with: /clr /c  
#define REF ref  
REF struct MyStruct0;   // C2144  
  
// OK  
#define REF1 ref struct  
REF1 MyStruct1;  

The following sample generates C2144.

// C2144_2.cpp  
// compile with: /clr /c  
ref struct X {  
  
   property double MultiDimProp[,,] {   // C2144  
   // try the following line instead  
   // property double MultiDimProp[int , int, int] {  
      double get(int, int, int) { return 1; }  
      void set(int i, int j, int k, double l) {}  
   }  
  
   property double MultiDimProp2[] {   // C2144  
   // try the following line instead  
   // property double MultiDimProp2[int] {  
      double get(int) { return 1; }  
      void set(int i, double l) {}  
   }  
};  

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