"illegal call of non-static member function"

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    "illegal call of non-static member function"

    I created a class called WaveFile and in the public part of the class I have the following function:
    Code:
    int loadWaveFile(const char *filename, Sound *CurrentSound);
    Now from the Sound class I call that function like this:
    Code:
    WaveFile::loadWaveFile(name, this);
    What I get and I get a compiler error, "illegal call of non-static member function". What am I doing wrong?

    Thanks in advance.

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    You should call it using the dot operator instead.
    Code:
    WaveFile object;
    object.loadWaveFile();

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    Thanks for the help, based on what you just told me I decided to make WaveFile a singleton.

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