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    Untyped file declaration throws an error


    There may be an easy answer to this, but I've searched for a couple of hours with no luck at all.

    I'm using Delphi 8, and I'm trying to read a binary file. When I try to declare a variable as an untyped file, as in...

    myFile : File;

    I get an error... "Unsupported Language Feature: 'typed or untyped file'"

    My uses are;
    System.Drawing, System.Collections, System.ComponentModel,
    System.Windows.Forms, System.Data, Dialogs, System.IO,
    Messages, SysUtils, Classes, Graphics, Controls, Forms,
    StdCtrls, ExtCtrls, FileCtrl, System.Resources;

    I know that is a lot of unnecessary uses, but I'm a newbie to Delphi and I was trying to see if something was missing from the uses section.

    Please help!

    Thanks - Hop
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    Try qualifying the namespace explicitly perhaps?

    myFile: System.IO.File;
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