In the C language, there is the struct keyword, for defining a structured chunk of memory.

Example 2.1. src/structdemo/demostruct.h

[ . . . . ]
struct Fraction {
 int numer, denom;
 string description;
[ . . . . ]

A structured piece of memory is comprised of smaller chunks of memory of various types and sizes, each chunk accessible by name. Example 2.1 shows the definition of a struct.

Example 2.2 shows how we can use a structured chunk of memory (containing subobjects) as a single entity. Each data member (numer, denom, description) is accessible by name.

Example 2.2. src/structdemo/demostruct.cpp

[ . . . . ]
void printFraction (Fraction f) { <-- 1
 cout << f.numer << "/" << f.denom << endl;
 cout << " =? " << f.description << endl;

int main() {

 Fraction f1;

 fl.numer = 4;
 fl.denom = 5;
 fl.description = "four fifths";
 Fraction f2 = {2, 3, "two thirds"}; <-- 2

 f1.numer = f1.numer + 2;
 printFraction (f1);
 printFraction (f2);
 return 0;


 =? four fifths
 =? two thirds

(1)Passing a struct by value could be expensive if it has large components.

(2)member initialization

Part I: Introduction to C++ and Qt 4

C++ Introduction


Introduction to Qt



Inheritance and Polymorphism

Part II: Higher-Level Programming


Introduction to Design Patterns


Generics and Containers

Qt GUI Widgets


Validation and Regular Expressions

Parsing XML

Meta Objects, Properties, and Reflective Programming

More Design Patterns

Models and Views

Qt SQL Classes

Part III: C++ Language Reference

Types and Expressions

Scope and Storage Class

Statements and Control Structures

Memory Access

Chapter Summary

Inheritance in Detail

Miscellaneous Topics

Part IV: Programming Assignments

MP3 Jukebox Assignments

Part V: Appendices

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An Introduction to Design Patterns in C++ with Qt 4
An Introduction to Design Patterns in C++ with Qt 4
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