Reinitialize constructor in class

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    Reinitialize constructor in class

    I have code in the constructor in my class. Yet when I want the game Im doing restart I would like to reset the class.
    in C# it would be CMyClass class;
    class = new CMyClass();

    What is the way to do this in c++

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    1) Make a function which reinitializes all of the variables in your class.
    2) Destroy the instance of the class and make a new one. (Assuming you've allocated it dynamically.)

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    Try creating a copy constructor and/or assignment operator, and then doing:
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    MyClass obj(whatever arguments you pass to constructor);
    obj = MyClass(whatever arguments you pass to constructor the second time around);
    Probably not the most efficient, since it involves constructing a new object and then copying it into obj. More efficient would be, as quzah said, just make a function that reinitializes everything outside of the constructor.
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    Or you could have a member function reset() in your CMyClass which resets the class as you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anykey
    Or you could have a member function reset() in your CMyClass which resets the class as you want.
    I guess you didn't read the 1) in my reply.

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    I guess you didn't read the 1) in my reply.
    Oh yes, I missed that.
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