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    <!-- Article Starts --> This article describes three enhanced collection template classes, CArrayEx, CMapEx and CSortedArray. CArrayEx and CMapEx each provide an assignment operator and class copy constructor that allow us to easily craft two dimensional arrays and mappings. In addition, CMapEx provides the ability to map CStrings, by providing a template hash function. CSortedArray is a dynamic array template class that provides "sort after insertion" functionality.
      // example of 2 dimensional array
      typedef CArrayEx<int,int> CIntArray;
      CArrayEx<CIntArray, CIntArray &> a2D;
      CIntArray aInt;
     
      a2D.Add (aInt);    
    

    In a lot of cases we need an array with a find function. We can use a sorted array for this.

    To work with arrays of pointers you should use the functions DestructElements, CopyElements as described in the MSDN article 'Collections: How to Make a Type-Safe Collection'], but there exists an alternative way by using auto_ptr:

    // auto_ptr example.
    CArray<auto_ptr<CValue>,auto_ptr<CValue> > a;
    CArray<auto_ptr<CValue>,auto_ptr<CValue> > b;
    
    TRACE(_T("Create\n"));
    
    a.Add(auto_ptr<CValue>(new CValue(1)));
    a.Add(auto_ptr<CValue>(new CMyValue(2)));
    
    b.Add(auto_ptr<CValue>(new CValue(3)));
    b.Add(auto_ptr<CValue>(new CMyValue(4)));
    
    // TRACE(_T("Copy\n"));
    // a.Copy(b);
    
    TRACE(_T("Append\n"));
    a.Append(b);
    
    TRACE(_T("Remove all\n"));
    b.RemoveAll();
    

    The classes provided with this article are as follows:

    CArrayEx
    Adds Copy constructor, assign operator and Array compare operators
    CMapEx
    Adds Copy constructor, assign operator and a method "GetAt" by index. Also adds Hash functions for CString
    CListEx
    Adds Copy constructor and assign operator
    CSortedArray
    Adds Copy constructor, assign operator and Array compare operators. Also adds Sorting methods by operators or compare functions

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    Business Analyst
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