FIX: No Error Generated When Accessing Non-Static Member in Static Function

This article was previously published under Q320739
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Compiler does not generate an error when a non-static class member variable is accessed in a conditional operator (?:) in the context of a static member function of the same class. Typically, a C2597 error is generated.
A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Only apply it to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next Visual Studio 6.0 service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the fix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:NOTE: In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The typical support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

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   Date         Time   Version             Size   File name   --------------------------------------------------------------   25-Apr-2002  16:19  12.0.9552.0       696,369  C1.dll   25-Apr-2002  16:19  12.0.9552.0     1,220,659  C1xx.dll				

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
The following sample code demonstrates the problem:
class CTest{public:	static void sfunc();private:	int m_int;}; void CTest::sfunc(){	int i;	//The following line does NOT cause error 	//c2597: illegal reference to data member 'member' in a static member function	i = (m_int)? 1 : 0;}void main(){	CTest::sfunc();}				

Article ID: 320739 - Last Review: 01/06/2015 09:46:57 - Revision: 1.3

Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0 Service Pack 5

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