Built-In IDL Types

This section provides a detailed guide to most of the built-in types, describing the IDL syntax and language mappings for each one. The following categories of type are described here:

  • Basic types—For example, types such as char, short, long, and so on.

  • Constructed types—The types struct, union, and enum.

  • Template types—The types sequence<...>, fixed<...>, string<...>, and wstring<...>.

  • Complex declarator—Array types.

  • Native type—Types declared using the native keyword.

Some built-in types are not included in this section because they are described at length elsewhere in this book. The omitted types are

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