Error: Illegal Type Expression - HELP

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Garvorik(Posted 2014) [#1]
Ok, so I did my fair bit in Blitzmax, and now I decided to switch over to Monkey X.
I had some problem figuring out the difference between blitxmax's import and monkey's import, but I now think that is sorted out.

My problem is after importing my GUI I'm building, nothing is detected correctly!
Take a look:

-- Code --

Import CGUI ' CGUI is 'CGUI.monkey' and is located in the same folder

Class Game Extends App

Field element:elements

Method OnCreate() ' <- The error: Illegal Type expression points here
element = cgui_CreateElement( 4, 4, 640, 480 )
End Method

End Class

Function main()
New Game
End Function

-- End of Code --

The CGUI.monkey looks like this:

-- Code --


Module: Ced's Graphical User Interface ( CGUI )
Author: Cedrik Duboid ( Garvorik )

Description: The aim of this module is to offer quick and customizable GUI
elements for fast yet great interfaces.


Import mojo
Import constants
Import interfaces
Import classes
Import elements

Global CGUIElements:List<elements> = New List<elements>

Function cgui_CreateElement:elements( x:Float, y:Float, width:Float, height:Float )
Return New elements( x, y, width, height )
End Function

-- End of code --

So the problem, like I said, is that the debugger won't allow my 'Method OnCreate()'.
I don't understand at all, so help would be appreciated!

- Garvorik

Nobuyuki(Posted 2014) [#2]
In Strict mode, all types must be declared explicitly. This includes functions and methods -- you need to specify a return type. The return type in this case comes from App -- it's Int. Therefore, make sure the following methods return Int:


Furthermore, in Strict mode all non-void return types must return a value, which is why you'll commonly see strict methods ending with "Return 0".

Gerry Quinn(Posted 2014) [#3]
You'll see "Illegal type error" a lot in this situation! It would be nice if at some stage such cases were detected and replaced with "Function must return a value".

Garvorik(Posted 2014) [#4]
Thanks a lot for your answers.
I see, that makes sense, and I agree with Gerry Quinn, the compiler should notice the developper of that specific error.

Again, thanks a lot :D

Garvorik(Posted 2014) [#5]
Oh, yeah, and by the way, where can I find a list of the equivalent of the bbcodes for this forum?

Using something like this:

some code here

would be really usefull.

Garvorik(Posted 2014) [#6]
Nevermind, seems to work, lol.

Could someone point me to a list of available bbcodes?

Midimaster(Posted 2014) [#7]
look at the right side of the "Post Reply To Topic" edit field... "Forum Code" will bring you to

Garvorik(Posted 2014) [#8]
Ah thanks!
Seems I was completely blind about that.... O.O