Classes issue

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    Classes issue

    Ok, so i know that:

    A: there's going to be some uber-simple answer to this that makes me feel like an idiot.
    or
    B: someone else already made a thread about this issue.

    Code:
    class Weapons{
    public:
    		int wClub;
    };
    Code:
    case 13462:
    	system("cls");
    	cout << "You now have a wooden club, if you already had one, way to waste time.\n\n";
    	Weapons.wClub = 1;
    	system("pause");
    	break;
    I keep getting the error message "expected primary-expression before '.' token" linked specifically to the line:
    Code:
    Weapons.wClub = 1;
    What's my issue?

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    Weapons is a class and not an instance of a class. You either need to first create an instance of that class and then assign 1 to the wClub member of that specific instance or you'd need to make the variable static in which case you could do the assignment as written. I'm guessing you want the former and not the latter.
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    Weapons MyWeapon;
    MyWeapon.wClub = 1;
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    Ah, thanks. I had a feeling it would be really simple.

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    case 13462:
    ?? this is a very magical number...i suggest you declare things like this as const so you can refer to it in a meaningful way in your code like

    case: W_CLUB

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogster001 View Post
    ?? this is a very magical number...i suggest you declare things like this as const so you can refer to it in a meaningful way in your code like

    case: W_CLUB
    Haha, yea, that's probably a good idea.

    The reason that it's such a screwed up number is because i'm trying to make an option to input cheat codes for an rpg i'm attempting to make, and making it easy to guess would just be silly.

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