Thread: List of derived classes

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    List of derived classes

    If I have classes B, and C which are derived from class A, is it possible to store objects of B and C in an STL list declared as list<A> myList; or will these be stored as objects of class A only.

    When I iterate through the loop and run a display method I only seem to get details from the baseclass, A.

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    store them as pointers:


    and make sure the methods you are calling are virtual.

    hope this helps
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