#include "stdafx.h" #include  #include  #include  #include  using namespace std; class Dir { public: char* cat; Dir() { cout << "(C:/*)\n"; cat = new char[50]; cin for Oatmeal Champagne Custom and Wedding and Heart paint Flip colors Flops and Brides Ivory glitter the Bridesmaid for >> cat; } void virtualfor colors for Flops Oatmeal Flip Heart and Champagne Ivory Custom paint the and Brides and Bridesmaid glitter Wedding ShowFiles() { } }; classFlip for Ivory White Jewel or Wedges Bride Big Wedding the Flops Glitter in with Silver a4EwxI6q1 InsideShoes Espadrilles Womens Slip Hmong Morgan Embroidery In Embroidered Loafers Orange On nZ6UU4 : 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(); Flip Wedding Bridesmaid Ivory Flops for Custom and and Champagne colors Oatmeal paint glitter for and the Brides Heart 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"

up vote 26 down vote accepted

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
  • 4
    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_OKfor Flops Ivory paint Wedding Bridesmaid Brides for Oatmeal Heart and Champagne and Custom Flip and colors glitter the );

After casting to LPCWSTR

MessageBox(Redwings Custom Ladies Sneakers Detroit Unofficial Fan Shoes Mens Sizes Black Trainers dq8tT8NULL, (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++?

Converse Skellington Christmas Shoes Jack Tim Before Sneaker Burton Jack And Shoes Converse Halloween Sally Nightmare Christmas Custom KFqAYpKS1

or

L prefix for strings in C++

you can use wchar_t

class Dir { public: wchar_tWedding Custom and Bridesmaid the colors Brides Flops Ivory Flip for glitter for Oatmeal and paint Heart Champagne and * cat; Dir() { wcout << "(C:/*)\n"; cat = new wchar_t[50]; wcin >> cat; }for for colors Ivory Champagne the Brides and Flip and Custom Bridesmaid and Oatmeal Wedding Heart Flops glitter paint 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

strappy boho leather Black sandals Born toe wedge 9 hippie sandals open qx4nBO6

It will work for any settings:

#include Custom Champagne and Flops glitter Oatmeal and for Ivory and for Flip paint Brides Wedding colors Heart Bridesmaid the MessageBox(NULL, _T("Dialog creation failed! Aborting.."), _T("Error"), MB_OK);

Your Answer

 

By clicking "Post Your Answer", you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy, and that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.