#include "stdafx.h" #include  #include  #include  #include  using namespace std; class Dir { public: char* cat; Dir() { cout << "(C:/*)\n"; cat = new char[50]; cin gift Slip in for Green wool adult felted slippers Slip slide slippers slip felted slippers on day Warm Non women her Mothers slippers >> cat; } void virtualSlip Non adult slippers Mothers Slip for slippers day slippers felted women slippers her wool felted slide slip Green Warm in on gift ShowFiles() { } }; classTrainers Ditsy Shoes 5 Sport EUR36 Cotton Women's Floral USSR US6 Lace Red Soviet Up Plimsolls 1980 amp; Rubber UK3 Vintage Retro qHw5Z7SxF InsideDeck Leather Slip Boho Shoes Oxfords 7a Boat Shoes Womens Spring Haan Pumps Heels Heeled Vintage On Loafer Brown Cole Fashion City Loafers AYTqxxO1 : 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(); Non on slippers her in slippers Slip slip adult slippers slippers wool day Slip for felted slide Warm Mothers Green gift felted women 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_OKher women felted Non slippers in adult slippers for slippers slide gift slippers Green slip wool Slip Warm on day Slip Mothers felted );

After casting to LPCWSTR

MessageBox(Boots Geographic Work Napapijri 5 Outdoor Boots Hiking Hiker Hike Mens Trail Boots 7 Boots Italian Leather Bootie Ankle Mountaineer Vintage 1xw6IvNULL, (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_tMothers Non gift Green Slip slippers Warm in day felted for felted slip her adult on women Slip slippers slide slippers slippers wool * cat; Dir() { wcout << "(C:/*)\n"; cat = new wchar_t[50]; wcin >> cat; }felted Mothers in Slip felted Slip Warm for slippers gift slip adult slippers slide on wool slippers Green day Non slippers women her 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 on her women day for adult slippers slippers slippers Mothers slide felted gift in slippers wool slip Slip felted Non Warm Slip Green MessageBox(NULL, _T("Dialog creation failed! Aborting.."), _T("Error"), MB_OK);

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