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Tiny Singleton helper class

, 8 Aug 2002
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SingleT will provide you the easy way to get Singleton pattern.

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Sometimes we have to code with 'singleton'. If you don't know what Singleton is, you can read about it in many Design Pattern books. Singleton principle is really simple.

As you know, if you use reference pointer for singleton object, then you must delete it when program terminates. But it will be good because it does 'late instance'.

I want to terminate singleton object automatically, and instance lately. So, I coded this.

Good things:

  • Late instance.
  • Safe terminate automatically.
  • Separated code for Object and Singleton.

Here is my tiny singleton helper class - CSingletonT<>, and I hope it helps you.

// Using singletonT class
#include "SingletonT.h"

// test class
class CObj
    CObj(){ x = 0 ; TRACE("Created CObj\r\n"); }
    virtual ~CObj(){ x = 0 ; TRACE("Deleted CObj\r\n");}

    int x;

// Testing
void CTestSingleTDlg::OnButton1() 
    // TODO: Add your control notification handler code here
    // if first call, then singleton object will instance ( instance lately ) 
        CObj* o = CSingletonT<CObj>::GetObject();

    // use singletone object
    o->x ++;

    TRACE("o->x = %d\r\n",o->x);

If it works, then you can see output like in the sample picture:

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I hope it helps you, Thanks!


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GeneralMy vote of 5 PinmemberMember 31659127-Feb-12 15:46 
Generalwrong way PinmemberKandjar13-Feb-04 3:25 
GeneralRe: wrong way PinmemberCho, Kyung-min13-Feb-04 4:32 
GeneralTry it this way instead ... PinmemberIanMold12-Aug-02 11:41 
GeneralReally nice... PinmemberJonathan de Halleux20-Aug-02 1:44 
GeneralHmm PinmemberThomas Freudenberg8-Aug-02 22:38 
GeneralRe: Hmm PinmemberCho, Kyung-min9-Aug-02 1:12 
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