array of pointers to Shape objects + Vectors

Posted on 2005-05-09
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Last Modified: 2010-04-01
Hello everyone, im going to admit this out front but I'm working through my college textbook on C++ programming. Ive reached a question I cannot do, ive had a go at it with no luck.

Basically All i have to do is:

give the code statements to add an item to the collection and remove an item from the collection.  With this example,  the item is to go to the third element of the array, in all other cases the item goes to the end or top of the collection.

and what I have to work with is an array of 5 pointers to Shape objects, below is the code for the shape class etc..

#include <iostream>
using namespace std;
#include <stack>

class Shape{
      Shape ();
      virtual ~Shape();
      virtual void print()const;         
     int  centreX,centreY;

////// Shape implementation ////////////////////
Shape::Shape(int x, int y)
   centreX = x;
   centreY = y;


 { }

void Shape::print()const
{  }

////////////// Circle ///////////////////////////////////
class Circle:public Shape{

      Circle(int x,int y,int r);
      ~Circle ();
      void print()const;
    int radius;

Circle::Circle (int x,int y, int r) : Shape(x,y)
   radius = r;


void Circle::print(void)const
   cout << "Circle with radius " << radius << " at " << centreX
<< "," << centreY << endl;

 /////////////// rectangle //////////////////////////////
class Rectangle:public Shape{
      Rectangle( int, int, int, int);
      void print()const;
      int height;
      int width;

////////////// rectangle impelemtation ////////////////////
Rectangle::Rectangle(int x,int y,int h,int w)
   width = w;


void Rectangle::print()const
   cout <<"Rectangle is at " << centreX <<','<< centreY
         << " Height:" << height << " width:" << width <<endl;

int main()
      Shape *ShapePtr[5];
      stack <*ShapePtr[5]> shapez0r;

    cout<< "Initially the stack has size " << shapez0r.size() << endl;

       cout<< "After addtion of Test, the size of the stack is " << shapez0r.size() << endl;
      cout<< "After popping Test, the size of the stack is " << shapez0r.size() << endl;

      return 0;

As you can see in main i have the code and cout statements for when adding to the stack, I can make it work if i have a single shape object and push it in, but i need to pass the array.

Can anyone please helpe me?

Martin =)
Question by:MagicMartin
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by:Jaime Olivares
ID: 13963933
Why to pass an array of 5 pointers (that are not initialized, BTW)
Simply have to pass pointers 5 times

    Shape *ShapePtr[5];
     stack <Shape> shapez0r;

    cout<< "Initially the stack has size " << shapez0r.size() << endl;

    for (i=0; i<5; i++)
But I insist that your pointers are pointing to nothing.

Author Comment

ID: 13963975
I think ive just got to do it for principal. Ive implemented your code but get the following error:

error C2664: 'push' : cannot convert parameter 1 from 'class Shape *' to 'const class Shape &'
        Reason: cannot convert from 'class Shape *' to 'const class Shape'
        No constructor could take the source type, or constructor overload resolution was ambiguous
Error executing cl.exe.
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Accepted Solution

Jaime Olivares earned 500 total points
ID: 13963990
     stack <Shape *> shapez0r;

Author Comment

ID: 13964021
Excellent, got it working however i need to satisfy the part of the question:

the item is to go to the third element of the array

Author Comment

ID: 13964191
Question was typed wrong, it should be put into a vector, but I will accept your answer :D

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