How to use struct pointer operators in accessing the struct members: ways on accessing struct members


Compiler: Visual C++ Express Edition 2005

Compiled on Platform: Windows 2003 Server Standard Edition

Header file: Standard

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To do: Several way on accessing struct members in C++ program

To show: How to use struct pointer operators in accessing the struct elements




// Using the structure pointer operators to accessing structure elements...

#include <iostream>

using namespace std;


// define structure of Card with two elements

struct Card


char *face;

char *suit;



int main(void)


// declaring struct variables of type  Card

struct Card p;

struct Card *SPtr;


// assigning values to the struct members

p.face = "Ace";

p.suit = "Spades";

SPtr = &p;


cout<<"Accessing structure element styles"<<endl;


cout<<"Style #1-use p.face: "<<p.face<<" of "<<p.suit<<endl;

cout<<"Style #2-use Sptr->face: "<<SPtr->face<<" of "<<SPtr->suit<<endl;

cout<<"Style #3-use (*Sptr).face: "<<(*SPtr).face<<" of "<<(*SPtr).suit<<endl;

return 0;



Output example:


Accessing structure element styles


Style #1-use p.face: Ace of Spades

Style #2-use Sptr->face: Ace of Spades

Style #3-use (*Sptr).face: Ace of Spades

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