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Hi. I am trying to allocate an array of pointers to an object. I am not quite sure of the syntax and the compiler is complaining. Basically I want this: CObject* pObject = new CObject*[n]; so that pObject will be a pointer to an array of CObject pointers (objects will be created later). The compiler doesnt like the above, it says something about not being able to case CObject** to CObject*.

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Array of pointers. Normally, if you were allocating an array, you would use a pointer, correct? So then an array of pointers is a pointer to pointers, so you need a **.

CObject** pObject = new CObject*[n];

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A dynamic array to objects of type T is represented by a pointer of type T*. Similarly, a dynamic array of pointers to objects of type T is represented by a pointer-to-pointer of type T**. Hence,
CObject** pObject = new CObject*[n]; 

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If I understand u right, You need to use CObject** pObject = new CObject*[n];
which is a pointer to an array of pointers to CObjects rather than CObject* which is a pointer to an array of objects;

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Thanks! I will try that. The clues were there, my brain is just fried after a humdinger of a bug I had yesterday. :o(

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