Re: C2614: Inheritance question

Ulrich Eckhardt <>
Mon, 08 Oct 2007 10:59:24 +0200
Jack wrote:

c:\Documents and Settings\luckie\myApp\cObject.cpp(13): error C2614:
'CSupervisor' : illegal member initialization: 'm_vScaleCenter' is not a
base or member

class CPerson : public CPathfinder
 D3DXVECTOR3 m_vPos;
 D3DXVECTOR3 m_vScale;
 D3DXVECTOR3 m_vScaleCenter;
 D3DXVECTOR3 m_vRot;
 D3DXVECTOR3 m_vRotCenter;

class CSupervisor : public CPerson


CSupervisor::CSupervisor(void) :
m_vPos (0.0f, 0.0f, 0.0f),
m_vScale (1.0f, 1.0f, 1.0f),
m_vRot (0.0f, 0.0f, 0.0f),
m_vRotCenter (0.0f, 0.0f, 0.0f),
m_vScaleCenter (0.0f, 0.0f, 0.0f)

You can't initialise a non-direct subobject, which would be either a
baseclass or a member of the class but not a baseclass' baseclass, a
baseclass' member. The point is that at the time that this code runs,
initialisation of the baseclass has already taken place, so the best you
could do is assign to it, and that you can't do in an initialiser list.

BTW: please, next time reduce your code to the minimal amount that
demonstrates the problem.


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