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Posted on 2008-06-22
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I am trying to get a CRichEditCtrl by creating a member variable

CRichEditCtrl &m_RichCtrl

and then call m_RichCtrl=GetRichEditCtrl();

The compiler complains:error C2758: 'm_RichCtrl' : must be initialized in constructor base/member initializer list

Can anyone explain why and how to fix it?

Thanks, Rick
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by:Jaime Olivares
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you cannot declare a reference and assign it later. I suggest to declare and assign ad hoc as a local variable, like in:

// declare locally
CRichEditCtrl &richCtrl=GetRichEditCtrl();
// use it here
richTrl.DoSomething();

or even you can use directly without using a variable:
GetRichEditCtrl().DoSomething();
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by:rickatseasoft
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It certainly works as you suggest, but I wonder if you hi\ave the time to explain why?
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Jaime Olivares earned 2000 total points
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Well, as I stated, you cannot declare an "unreferenced" reference in C++.
It has to be referenced inmediately. It doesn't work like pointers that you can declare without pointing to anything.
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