A hands-on approach to learning is recommended. Make sure you download a copy of the Exercise Files folder to your desktop so you can follow along as you learn about Pointers in C++
- [Instructor] One of the benefits of being a member is that you have access to the exercise files that I use in the series. I recommend using a hands-on approach to learning, so make sure you download a copy of the Exercise Files folder to your desktop so you can follow along as we take a look at pointers in C++. Let me show you how these files are set up. I have them here in a folder on my desktop called Exercise Files. When I open this folder, you'll see there is another folder for each chapter in the series. If I drilled down, go to Chapter 01 for example, you'll notice there's two exercise files in here.
I'm going to open up 01_02, and you'll see there's 01_02_address. This is actually a project folder for Visual Studio IDE or Integrated Development Environment, so once you have it downloaded, you can open it up directly in Visual Studio. Some of the exercise files will be starting points for making changes. Others will be the completed file, based on the individual movies. So take a minute to download these exercise files.
- Addresses vs. pointers
- Understanding the relationship between pointers and arrays
- Dereferencing pointers
- Passing pointers as arguments
- Using new and delete operators