Pointer with structure in C++

pointer with structure in C++ based on two different concepts are followed,

As we know, we can access the address of a variable by using a pointer with another data type (int, float, chat) Similarly, by using a pointer with a structure in C++, we can access the address of structure-variable.

accessing structure address in C++

In this, we can print the address of structure-variable in two ways.

First by making the structure-variable direct a pointer-variable, such as-

struct {
  data member 1;
  data member 2;
  data member n;
} *structure-variable;


cout<<&structure-variable;// structure address will be print

Second by declaring a pointer-variable and store the address in it, i.e. a new structure pointer-variable will declare. such as

struct {
     member 1;
     member 2;
     member n;
} structure_variable,*pointer-variable;

First of all, we store the structure-variable address in pointer-variable-

ptr = &structure-variable;

then print the address-,

फिर address print करने के लिए -,

cout<<ptr; // structure-variable address will be print

As we know that we use dot operator to access structure members but in this, we access structure members using arrow operator (->), in this way you can say that in C++ you can have two types Can access any structure members from.

accessing members of a structure from dot operator is already mentioned in the structure. Here we are declaring the structure variable pointer-variable in the program below and accessing its members with the arrow-operator and also the address of the structure-variable has been printed-

Pointer with structure program in C++

using namespace std;
int main()
  struct book  {                    // struct declaration inside main()
     int sr;
     char name[20];
     float price;
 book *vr;
 vr = &x;             // structure-pointer declaration

  cout<<"Enter Serial No.: ";

  cout<<"Enter Book Name : ";

  cout<<"Enter Book Price: ";

  cout<<"\nSerial No.: "<<vr->sr;

  cout<<"\nBook Name : "<<vr->name;

  cout<<"\nBook Price: "<<(*vr).price;               // accessing member using dot operator

  cout<<"\n\nmemory locaton is :"<<vr;             // display address of structure variable
return 0;


Enter Serial No.: 101
Enter Book Name : Science
Enter Book Price: 230.5

Serial No.: 101
Book Name : Science
Book Price: 230.5

memory location is :0x8ed7ffda

because a class is an updated version of the structure, so pointer with structure and pointer with class, both program will be the same.

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