Re: Help with class definition for a beginner

"Jeff Partch" <>
Thu, 15 Jun 2006 04:38:39 -0500
"Stick" <> wrote in message

Ok, I'm stumped. I'm sure this is easy to do, but my brain is missing it.

I'm experimenting with some code to learn, and want to extend the class
below to be able to have a "size". Now, I want size to be private, so I
added the get and set methods.

Here's where I am missing something. I want to be able to encapsulate the
sizes here with the class, so I was thinking of putting an enum here like

enum Size { TALL, GRANDE, VENTI};

but this doesn't get put in the Beverage namespace, so I can't do things

if ( size == Beverage::TALL) or Case Beverage::TALL:

How can I do this?

class Beverage
Beverage(string, int);
virtual ~Beverage(void);
void setSize(int);
int getSize();
virtual void setDescription(string);
virtual string getDescription();
virtual double cost() = 0;
int size;
string description;

class Beverage
    enum Size { TALL, GRANDE, VENTI };
    Beverage(string, Size);
    virtual ~Beverage(void);
    void setSize(Size);
    Size getSize();
    virtual void setDescription(string);
    virtual string getDescription();
    virtual double cost() = 0;
    Size size;
    string description;

Jeff Partch [VC++ MVP]

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