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Compiler Error CS1008

Type byte, sbyte, short, ushort, int, uint, long, or ulong expected

Certain data types, such as enums, can only be declared to hold data of specified types.

The following sample generates CS1008:

// CS1008.cs
abstract public class clx
{
   enum splitch : char   // CS1008, char not valid type for enums
   {
      x, y, z
   }

   public static void Main()
   {
   }
}
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