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    Question HELP!! on Classes

    Hi I am learning C++ on my own, but i been having problems with the classes, can you give me a hand by telling me what can i do to get the output?

    the output has to show the name, occupation, party and votes
    Thank you for your help and time;

    here's my code
    Code:
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    class CCandidate  
    {
    private:
    	char m_strName[35];
    	char m_strOccupation[50];		//declaration of the variables that
    	char m_strParty[50];			//will be used for each prototype
    	int m_intVotes;
    	char name [35];
    	char occupation [50];
    	char party[50];
    	int votes;
    public:
    	CCandidate();
    	void setName();  //get name from user
    	getName(char m_strName);		
    
    	void setOccupation();
    	getOccupation(char m_strOccupation);
    
    	void setParty();
    	getParty(char m_strPary);
    
    	clearVotes();
    	void recordVotes();
    	getVotes(int m_intVotes);
    
    
    	
    };
    
    //get data for each function
    
    CCandidate::setName() 
    {
    	char name[35];			//declaration of the variable 
    
    	cout<<"Please enter the candidate's name: "<<endl; //ask for candidate's name
    	cin>>name;  // the input is under the variable of name
    
    }
    
    CCandidate::setOccupation()
    {
    	char occupation[50];
    	
    	cout<<" Please enter the candidate's occupation: "<<endl;
    	cin>>occupation;
    }
    
    CCandidate::setParty()
    {
    	char party[50];
    	cout<<"Please enter the party of the candidate: "<<endl;
    	cin>>party;
    }
    
    
    CCandidate::recordVotes()
    {
    	int votes;
    	cout<<"Please enter the amount of votes: "<<endl;
    	cin>>votes;
    }
    
    // Outputs for the functions
    
    CCandidate::getName(char m_strName)
    {
    	m_strName=name;	   //Substituting name to the variable m_strName for output
    	cout<<" Candidate's name is:' "<<m_strName<<" ' "<<endl;	
    }
    
    CCandidate::getOccupation(char m_strOccupation)
    {
    	m_strOccupation=occupation;
    	cout<<" The occupation of the candidate " <<m_strName<<" is "<<m_strOccupation<<endl;
    }
    
    CCandidate::getParty(char m_strParty)
    {
    	m_strParty=party;
    	cout<<" and the party he/she belongs is: "<<m_strParty<<endl;
    }
    
    CCandidate::clearVotes()
    {
    	int m_intVotesCLR = 0;		//sets the votes to 0
    }
    
    CCandidate::getVotes(int m_intVotes)
    {
    	votes=m_intVotes;
    	cout<<" The candidate has "<<m_intVotes<<endl;
    }
    
    void main()
    {
    	CCandidate.setName();
    	CCandidate.getName();
    	CCandidate.setOccupation();
    	CCandidate.getOccupation();
    	CCandidate.setParty();
    	CCandidate.getParty():
    	CCandidate.setVotes();
    	CCandidate.getVotes();
    	
    }	
    }
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


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    Last edited by moenia; 11-16-2002 at 01:49 PM.

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    Code Tags

    I am posting this because you did not use code tags on this thread. In the furture please use Code Tags. They make your code MUCH easier to read and people will be much more likely to help you if you do. And they'll be happier about helping you

    For example:

    Without code tags:

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    Code:
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    This is of course a basic example...more complicated code is even easier to read with code tags than without.

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    This is a common first post mistake, just remember to use [code] tags in the future and you'll get much more help.

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    In your main() you need to call an instance of your CLASS.
    Code:
    CCandidate myCandidate;
    
    //from here you can call any function or public variable of your CLASS
    
    myCandidate.setName();  
    
    //Or whatever you want to call, use the name of your instance + the '.' dot 
    //and the name of the function or variable you want to call.
    I found a bunch of small errors in your code but you need to figure those out.
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