Can't add custom objects to a set

I have a custom class named videoType. I'm trying to add several videoType objects to a set named videoSet like this:

  set<videoType> videoSet;  
  videoType video1("Titanic", 1);
  videoType video2("Star Wars", 2);

When I try to add video1 to the set, I get an error message that points to this line of code in the stl_functions.h file:

/// One of the @link comparison_functors comparison functors@endlink.
  template<typename _Tp>
    struct less : public binary_function<_Tp, _Tp, bool>
      operator()(const _Tp& __x, const _Tp& __y) const
      { return __x < __y; }

I overloaded all the comparison operators in the videoType class so that the videoType objects can be sorted. Is there something else I need to do to enable the objects to be inserted into the set?

Attached are my files.
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MBaronganAuthor Commented:
The attched videoType.h file has an error in the function that overloads the > operator:

bool videoType::operator>(videoType otherVideo)
 return (ID < otherVideo.ID);

I just corrected (ID < otherVideo.ID) to  (ID > otherVideo.ID), but this did  not resolve the issue.
Hi MBarongan,

IMO the problem is you don't use const in your videoType::operator> so the above shown operator()(const _Tp& __x, const _Tp& __y) const cannot call it.

Try to change your function to look like this:
bool videoType::operator>(const videoType& otherVideo) const
 return (ID > otherVideo.ID);

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(In addition to the above mentioned I changed the param to be a reference since it's better for performance)

Hope that helps,

I ran your program in VS 2010, and based on the error, I changed one function to make it compile/build:

bool operator<(const videoType& otherVideo) const;

bool videoType::operator<(const videoType&  otherVideo) const
    return (ID < otherVideo.ID);

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I focused on less (<) rather than > because set, by default compares using less.
An alternative to your defining operator<() is to define a functor comparator that you associate with your set constructor. See, for example, how struct classcomp is used in the following link:
// constructing sets
#include <iostream>
#include <set>

bool fncomp (int lhs, int rhs) {return lhs<rhs;}

struct classcomp {
  bool operator() (const int& lhs, const int& rhs) const
  {return lhs<rhs;}

int main ()
  std::set<int> first;                           // empty set of ints

  int myints[]= {10,20,30,40,50};
  std::set<int> second (myints,myints+5);        // range

  std::set<int> third (second);                  // a copy of second

  std::set<int> fourth (second.begin(), second.end());  // iterator ctor.

  std::set<int,classcomp> fifth;                 // class as Compare

  bool(*fn_pt)(int,int) = fncomp;
  std::set<int,bool(*)(int,int)> sixth (fn_pt);  // function pointer as Compare

  return 0;

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MBaronganAuthor Commented:
Thank you Zoppo and phoffric. Adding const and the '&' symbol fixed the problem.
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