Enumeration using enum type, displaying an integer for the respective name


Compiler: Visual C++ Express Edition 2005

Compiled on Platform: Windows 2003 Server Standard Edition

Header file: Standard

Additional library: none/default

Additional project setting: Set project to be compiled as C

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Other info:

To do: Enumeration using enum type, displaying an integer of the error code for the respective error string

To show: How to use typedef and enum in C example to give new name and enumerating the error codes




// typedef and enum

#include <stdio.h>

#include <stdlib.h>


// typedef and enum definition

typedef enum {

FailOpenDisk = 1,







} ErrorCode;


int main(void)


ErrorCode MyErrorCode;


printf("Check the size of ErrorCode: %d bytes\n", sizeof(ErrorCode));


for(MyErrorCode=FailOpenDisk; MyErrorCode<=DataCorrupted; MyErrorCode++)

printf(" %d", MyErrorCode);



return 0;



Output example:


Check the size of ErrorCode: 4 bytes

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