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Compiler Error C2662


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function' : cannot convert 'this' pointer from 'type1' to 'type2'

The compiler could not convert the this pointer from type1to type2.

This error can be caused by invoking a non-const member function on a const object. Possible resolutions:

  • Remove the const from the object declaration.

  • Add const to the member function.

The following sample generates C2662:

// C2662.cpp  
class C {  
   void func1();  
   void func2() const{}  
} const c;  
int main() {  
   c.func1();   // C2662  
   c.func2();   // OK  

When compiling with /clr, you cannot call a function on a const or volatile qualified managed type. You cannot declare a const member function of a managed class, so you cannot call methods on const managed objects.

// C2662_b.cpp  
// compile with: /c /clr  
ref struct M {  
   property M^ Type {  
      M^ get() { return this; }  
   void operator=(const M %m) {  
      M ^ prop = m.Type;   // C2662  
ref struct N {  
   property N^ Type {  
      N^ get() { return this; }  
   void operator=(N % n) {  
      N ^ prop = n.Type;   // OK  

The following sample generates C2662:

// C2662_c.cpp  
// compile with: /c  
// C2662 expected  
typedef int ISXVD;  
typedef unsigned char BYTE;  
class LXBASE {  
    BYTE *m_rgb;  
   // Delete the following line to resolve.  
   ISXVD *PMin() { return (ISXVD *)m_rgb; }  
   ISXVD *PMin2() const { return (ISXVD *)m_rgb; };   // OK  
void F(const LXISXVD *plxisxvd, int iDim) {  
   ISXVD isxvd;  
   // Delete the following line to resolve.  
   isxvd = plxisxvd->PMin()[iDim];  
   isxvd = plxisxvd->PMin2()[iDim];