Hello everyone, today we have 5 more C++ posts about Copy Assignment Operators. All of the C++ examples in these posts can be used with C++ Builder or the C++ Builder 11 CE Community Edition. They can also be used with Dev-C++, BCC C++ Compilers, and some other compilers such as the GCC compiler. If you just starting out on your C++ journey and want to jump to a modern IDE and C++ compiler, there is a free version of C++ Builder, C++ Builder 11 CE Community Edition released in April 2023. If you are a start-up developer, student, hobbyist, or just interested in learning to code then the C++ Builder Community Edition may well be just the thing for you.
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Where can I learn Modern C++ with a free C++ compiler?
If you don’t know anything about C++ or the C++ Builder IDE, don’t worry, we have a lot of great examples on the LearnCPlusPlus.org website and they’re all completely free. Just visit this site and copy and paste any examples there into a new Console, VCL, or FMX project, depending on the type of post. We keep adding more C and C++ posts with sample code. In today’s round-up of recent posts on LearnCPlusPlus.org, we have new articles with very simple examples that can be used with:
- The free version of C++ Builder 11 CE Community Edition
- or a professional C++ Builder
- or free BCC32C C++ Compiler and BCC32X C++ Compiler
- or the free Dev-C++
What is new in C++ Builder CE?
C++ Builder 11 CE which is the free Edition of C++ Builder has been recently released. Embarcadero has made available a Community Edition license for the most recent 11.3 release of Delphi and C++Builder. This is a free edition of either Delphi or C++Builder for students, hobbyists, and startups (as the license is revenue-limited).
How to use a copy assignment operator in modern C++ with C++ Builder CE?
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) is a method of mapping real-world objects and data to computer functions and data structures. Classes and Objects are part of object-oriented methods and typically provide features such as properties and methods. One of the features of an OOP Editor is a copy assignment operator that is used with “operator=” to create a new object from an existing one.
The Copy Assignment Operator in a class is a non-template non-static member function that is declared with the “operator=“. This operator allows you to copy objects of classes, structs and unions. When you create a class or a type that is copy assignable (that you can copy with the
= operator symbol), it must have a public copy assignment operator. In the first post, we explain what a copy assignment operator is along with some C++ examples. https://learncplusplus.org/what-is-a-copy-assignment-operator-in-c/
What does the std:swap function do in C++?
std::swap feature of modern C++ can be used to copy objects in C++. In the next post, we explain the typical declaration of a copy assignment operator with
std::swap in C++ examples. https://learncplusplus.org/typical-declaration-of-a-copy-assignment-operator-with-stdswap/
We can copy properties of objects in C++ without std::swap too. In another article, we explain what the typical declaration of copy assignment operator without
std::swap is along with some C++ examples. https://learncplusplus.org/typical-declaration-of-a-copy-assignment-operator-without-stdswap/
When you create a class in modern C++ it has copy assignment operator automatically. We can avoid the usage of this copy assignment operator in modern C++, to do this we use
delete operator. In another post, we explain what we mean by “avoiding implicit copy assignment operator”, and how can we use the
delete option with copy assignment in C++ examples. https://learncplusplus.org/what-is-avoiding-implicit-copy-assignment-in-c/
What is the rule of zero in C++?
Object Oriented Programming (OOP) is a way to integrate with objects which can contain data in the form (attributes or properties of objects), and code blocks in the form of procedures (methods, functions of objects). These attributes and methods are variables and functions that belong to the class – part of the class’s code and they are generally referred to as class members. Classes and structs are very useful in modern programming. There are some rules to support the principles of programming, one of which is the Rule of Zero in C++. In the last post, we explain what is Rule of Zero in C++ with examples. https://learncplusplus.org/what-is-the-rule-of-zero-in-c/
How to learn modern C++ for free with examples?
LearnCPlusPlus.org has been producing full of educational daily articles about C and modern C++ that can be used with C++ Builder, C++ Builder CE, Dev-C++, BCC Compiler and some other compilers such as the GCC compiler. Here are our post picks for today.
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What might be next for C++ Builder?
According to David Millington’s post, C++ Builder is aiming to include some amazing features; CLANG v15, support for C++20 and a lot of C++23 features, Win64 primary OS, new code completion, Visual Assist C++ navigation and refactoring, and lots more.
Note also that last month Embarcadero also announced the release of RAD Studio 11 Alexandria Release 3, also known as RAD Studio 11.3, along with Delphi 11.3 and C++Builder 11.3. This release is focused on quality and improvements, building on the great new features in RAD Studio 11 Alexandria three previous releases.
C++ Builder is the easiest and fastest C and C++ IDE for building simple or professional applications on the Windows, MacOS, iOS & Android operating systems. It is also easy for beginners to learn with its wide range of samples, tutorials, help files, and LSP support for code. RAD Studio’s C++ Builder version comes with the award-winning VCL framework for high-performance native Windows apps and the powerful FireMonkey (FMX) framework for cross-platform UIs.
There is a free C++ Builder Community Edition for students, beginners, and startups; it can be downloaded from here. For professional developers, there are Professional, Architect, or Enterprise version.