Problems using std::map inside someone else code

"Angus" <>
Sun, 1 Oct 2006 15:26:51 +0100

I am using some socket classes - for example a CSocketServer class. But I
want to add to the functionality so I declare a CAgents class inside
CSocketServer like this:

class CAgents
  m_Socket = 0;
  m_dwDeviceID = 0;
 }; // default constructor - init values to sensible defaults

   CAgents(const Socket* pSocket, const DWORD DeviceID, const std::string&
    m_Socket = pSocket;
    m_dwDeviceID = DeviceID;
    m_strLogin = strLogin;
   CAgents(const CAgents& rhs)
   :m_Socket(rhs.GetSocket()), m_dwDeviceID(rhs.GetDeviceID()),
   {}; // assign rhs = eg

  const Socket* m_Socket; // ptr to socket for client
 DWORD m_dwDeviceID; // (DeviceID) extn
 std::string m_strLogin; // logon

DWORD GetDeviceID() const
 return m_dwDeviceID;

std::string GetLogin() const
 return m_strLogin;

const Socket* GetSocket() const
 return m_Socket;

CAgents& operator=(const CAgents& rhs)
 m_Socket = rhs.GetSocket();
 m_dwDeviceID = rhs.GetDeviceID();
 m_strLogin = rhs.GetLogin();
 return *this;


I can create CAgents no problem at all. Eg:
CAgents myagent; // default constructor - just initialises everything to
basic values
myagent.m_Socket = 0;
myagent.m_dwDeviceID = 8;
myagent.m_strLogin = "Sarah";
CAgents heragent = myagent; // operator=
CAgents thisagent(0, 3, "Angus");

But when I try to use std::map I get compilation problems.

For example,
// std::map<Key,Val>:
std::map<int, CAgents> m_AgentsList;
m_AgentsList[8] = myagent; // compile error line
SocketServer.cpp(410) : error C2678: binary '[' : no operator defined which
takes a left-hand operand of type 'const class std::map<int,class
CSocketServer::CAgents,struct std::less<int>,class std::allocator<class
CSocketServer::CAgents> >' (or there is no acceptable conversion)

I don't get these compilation errors if I setup a test program using CAgents
and std::map but NOT using CSocketServer.

What is it about the SocketServer class or classes I am using that gives me
this headache? How can I resolve?


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