Re: Assigning values to a struct

"Victor Bazarov" <>
Wed, 29 Aug 2007 16:48:39 -0400
Cliff wrote:

On Aug 29, 12:59 am, "Alf P. Steinbach" <> wrote:


   BoxColor const color = { 10, 20, 30 };

Cheers, & hth.,

- Alf

Hi Alf,

Sorry, I should have said, a single instance of this TBoxColour gets
assigned new values in 100's of locations throughout the code.

I suppose the only way is:

Col.Red = 10;
Col.Green = 20;
Col.Blue = 30;

The original method looks more elegant, This is just ugly, but more
importantly it's not easy for me to change the code with a simple
search and replace.

You can define a function (a pseudo-constructor):

    BoxColor createBoxColor(int a, int b, int c) {
        BoxColor bc = { a, b, c };
        return bc;

and then use it anywhere you need to assign:

    Col = createBoxColor(10, 20, 30);

(I understand that I barge in without reading the rest of the thread,
sorry for that; if what I wrote is bogus, forgive me and ignore it)

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