Compiler Error C2707

 

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'identifier' : bad context for intrinsic function

Structured exception-handling intrinsics are invalid in certain contexts:

  • _exception_code() outside an exception filter or __except block

  • _exception_info() outside an exception filter

  • _abnormal_termination() outside a __finally block

To resolve the error, be sure that the exception-handling intrinsics are placed in the appropriate context.

The following sample generates C2707.

// C2707.cpp  
#include <windows.h>  
#include <stdio.h>  
  
LONG MyFilter(LONG excode)   
{  
    return (excode == EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION ?  
        EXCEPTION_EXECUTE_HANDLER : EXCEPTION_CONTINUE_SEARCH);   // OK  
}  
  
LONG func(void)   
{  
    int x, y;  
    return(GetExceptionCode() == EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION ?  // C2707  
             EXCEPTION_EXECUTE_HANDLER : EXCEPTION_CONTINUE_SEARCH);  
  
    __try   
    {  
        y = 0;  
        x = 4 / y;  
        return 0;  
     }  
  
    __except(MyFilter(GetExceptionCode()))   
    {  
        return(GetExceptionCode() == EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION ? // ok  
               EXCEPTION_EXECUTE_HANDLER : EXCEPTION_CONTINUE_SEARCH);  
    }  
}  
  
int main()   
{  
    __try   
    {  
        func();  
    } __except(EXCEPTION_EXECUTE_HANDLER)  
    {  
        printf_s("Caught exception\n");  
    }  
}  

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