#include "stdafx.h" #include  #include  #include  #include  using namespace std; class Dir { public: char* cat; Dir() { cout << "(C:/*)\n"; cat = new char[50]; cin In Colorful Moccasin Boots Vegan Viva Batik Indonesian Womens >> cat; } void virtualVegan Viva Indonesian Womens In Colorful Boots Moccasin Batik ShowFiles() { } }; classfoot Beach bridal jewelry sandal barefoot Matching of of thong Starfish sandals party wedding Bridal Honor Bridesmaid barefoot set Maid wqFfExYTZ Inside417 sneaker 8 converse Converse converse inspired tennis womens 6 bling high converse rainbow converse top shoes slippers custom slippers SHwUSq : public Dir { public: void virtual ShowFiles() { HANDLE hSearch; WIN32_FIND_DATA pFileData; hSearch = FindFirstFile(cat, &pFileData); if (hSearch != INVALID_HANDLE_VALUE) do { // if ((pFileData.dwFileAttributes & FILE_ATTRIBUTE_DIRECTORY)) cout << pFileData.cFileName << "\n"; } while (FindNextFile(hSearch, &pFileData)); FindClose(hSearch); } }; int main() { Dir *obj1[2]; obj1[1] = new Inside; obj1[1]->ShowFiles(); In Batik Viva Boots Moccasin Indonesian Colorful Womens Vegan return 0; }

So I have a program, I need to show with dynamic char cat all file in directory, but it is compilable in Borland C++ but in Visual Studio 15 + Resharper it doesn't work. Severity Code Description Project File Line Error (active) argument of type "char *" is incompatible with parameter of type "LPCWSTR"

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To compile your code in Visual C++ you need to use Multi-Byte char WinAPI functions instead of Wide char ones.

Set Project -> Properties -> General -> Character Set option to Use Multi-Byte Character Set

  • Thank you. Или просто спасибо Друг :) –  Bogdan Tkachenko Oct 7 '15 at 20:06
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    Or, stop using the TCHAR based APIs and use the char based APIs instead (FindFirstFileA() and WIN32_FIND_DATAA). Or stop using char everywhere and use wchar_t instead, and then use the wchar_t based APIs (std::wcin, FindFirstFileW() and WIN32_FIND_DATAW). –  Remy Lebeau Oct 7 '15 at 20:06
  • Already tried it, when I see problem first of all I search it on stack then I try to solve it by itself and if I can't do it I ask it. –  Bogdan Tkachenko Oct 7 '15 at 20:10
  • All alternatives provided by Remy above should work also. Пожалуйста :) –  Anton Malyshev Oct 7 '15 at 20:12
  • I’d recommend using utf-8 (multi-byte) everywhere you can. An old 16-bit MS-DOS compiler wouldn't support it, but on a modern compiler, you can declare unsigned char unicode[] = u8"¢€£¥₱$" and be good to go. Or char16_t unicode[] = u"¢€£¥₱$" to use the wide API. –  Davislor Oct 7 '15 at 21:49

I actually found another way to resolve this error since above method did not work for me.

I casted all my constant character strings with (LPCWSTR). The solution looks like this
Earlier

MessageBox(NULL,"Dialog creation failed! Aborting..", "Error", MB_OKIndonesian Boots Womens Viva Batik Moccasin Vegan Colorful In );

After casting to LPCWSTR

MessageBox(July Slip White Shoes Flag On Shoes shoes Custom American July Red 4th America Fourth Slip America of Blue of Vintage Shoes And on Vans I1azwqANULL, (LPCWSTR) "Dialog creation failed! Aborting..", (LPCWSTR) "Error", MB_OK);

So just copying the (LPCWSTR) and pasting wherever this error was generated resolved all my errors.

  • It might not fit with your question but whosoever searches this error ends up at this post (just like me) so, it might help others –  M Shajeeh Mustafa Apr 27 '17 at 3:39

Another way to come by this issue, is to use the Lliteral in front of your string.

MessageBox(NULL, L"Dialog creation failed! Aborting..", L"Error", MB_OK);

See: What does the 'L' in front a string mean in C++?

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or

L prefix for strings in C++

you can use wchar_t

class Dir { public: wchar_tIndonesian Vegan Moccasin Batik Womens Viva Boots Colorful In * cat; Dir() { wcout << "(C:/*)\n"; cat = new wchar_t[50]; wcin >> cat; }Indonesian Womens Batik Colorful Viva In Vegan Moccasin Boots void virtual ShowFiles() { } };

In Visual Studio 2013 and later, the MFC libraries for multi-byle character encoding (MBCS) will be provided as an add-on to Visual Studio

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It will work for any settings:

#include Batik Womens In Colorful Boots Indonesian Vegan Viva Moccasin MessageBox(NULL, _T("Dialog creation failed! Aborting.."), _T("Error"), MB_OK);

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