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Rob Loach

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I''ve struggled with this for quite a bit of time now. I''m trying to put an instance of a class inside a different class in a different header file. But whenever I put the #include header files in the way I think it theoretically should be, it doesn''t work. I always get the same errors. Anyone know where the correct places to put the #include "x.h"s? main.cpp
#include "rA1Main.h"

rA1Main Engine;

int main (void)
{
    //Engine.Initialize("Program!!!", true, 640, 480);

    /*
    Error: .WaitUntilKeyPress must have class/struct/union type.
    But it is already part of Keyboard, which is part of Engine...
    */
    Engine.Keyboard.WaitUntilKeyPressed();

    return 0;
}
rA1Main.h
#ifndef _RA1MAIN_H_
#define _RA1MAIN_H_
#pragma once

class rA1Main
{
public:
    rA1Keyboard Keyboard;
};

#endif /* _RA1MAIN_H_ */
rA1Main.cpp
#include <allegro.h>
#include "rA1Keyboard.h"
#include "rA1Main.h"
rA1Keyboard.h
#ifndef _RA1KEYBOARD_H_
#define _RA1KEYBOARD_H_
#pragma once

class rA1Keyboard
{
public:
      void WaitUntilKeyboard(void);
};

#endif /* _RA1KEYBOARD_H_ */
rA1Keyboard.cpp
#include "rA1Keyboard.h"
void rA1Keyboard::WaitUntilKeyPress(void)
{
    // code
    return;
}

Rob Loach
Website: Over-Development
Current Project: Pong, The First

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You need to (or, in some cases, merely should ) include all files referenced by a particular file. In other words, because rA1Main.h uses rA1Keyboard, you need to include that file.


#ifndef _RA1MAIN_H_
#define _RA1MAIN_H_
//do not use "pragma once" if you use the ifndef thing; it's redundant


#include "rA1Keyboard.h"

class rA1Main
{
public:
rA1Keyboard Keyboard;
};

#endif /* _RA1MAIN_H_ */


Also, POST YOUR ERRORS. "an error" is useless; I'm just guessing that your error was a file wasn't included. Visual C++ would say "undefined something" because rA1Keyboard wasn't defined for rA1Main.h.

EDIT: Looking further at your code, I can tell it is indeed a header that wasn't included. Compiling rA1Main.cpp, you include Keyboard.h before you include Main.h, so that will compile fine even though Main.h didn't include Keyboard.h -- it was included before it was compiled, so that's fine. However, compiling main.cpp does make an error because it only includes "main.h" without including keyboard.h.

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[edited by - CGameProgrammer on November 16, 2003 9:53:25 PM]

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