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I'm using the code from my Jim Adams book Programming Roleplaying.... and it's not compiling.
bool ReadData(IDirectInputDevice8* dev, void* DataBuffer, long BufferSize)
{
	while(1)
	{
		dev->Poll();
		
		if(SUCCEEDED(dev->GetDeviceState(BufferSize,(LPVOID)DataBuffer)))
			break;

		dev->Acquire();
	}
	return true;
}

void getInput()
{
	ReadData(mouse, (void*)MouseState, sizeof(DIMOUSESTATE));
	mouseX += MouseState.lX;
	mouseY += MouseState.lY;

	if(MouseButtonState(0) == TRUE)
	{
	}

}


Says I can't typecast MouseState to type (void*), but it's right here in the book. I know books can be wrong, but I'm just making sure here. What gives?

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One possibility is that you are sending MouseState as a structure and not a pointer. If you have a structure, you need to send it using its address (i.e. put a '&' in front of the name.)

Do you have a line number for the error? Where does it point?

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