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How to Pass a Two Dimensional Array to a Function (C++)

, 8 May 2010
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How to pass a two dimensional array to a function (C++)


Simply define a size of the array in the function header like this:

void someFunc(int buff[3][2])

and make a call to the function with another two dimensional array:

void add(int swap[3][2], int swap2[3][2]) 		/* Function definition 	*/
  int temp,i;

  for (i=0; i<3; i++)
    temp       = swap[i][0];
    swap[i][0] = swap[i][1];
    swap[i][1] = temp;

void display(int array[3][2],int array2[3][2]  ) 	/* Function definition 	*/
  int count=0,count1=0;

  for (count=0;count<3;count++)
    for (count1=0;count1<2;count1++)
      printf("%d ", array[count][count1]);


int main()
	int i[3][2]=  { {1,2}, {3,4}, {5,6}  };

  display(i,i);				/* i is a pointer	*/



  return 0;


  • 8th May, 2010: Initial post


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GeneralMy vote of 1 PinmemberAneet D N29-Sep-14 20:56 
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GeneralMy vote of 1 PinmemberAli BaderEddin8-May-10 12:44 
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GeneralRe: My vote of 1 PinmemberAli BaderEddin8-May-10 12:41 
GeneralRe: My vote of 1 PinmemberSledgeHammer019-May-10 7:47 
GeneralRe: My vote of 1 PinmemberAli BaderEddin10-May-10 9:02 
The code in the article should compile fine and is more appropriate when working with 2 dimensional arrays. Reason is you have more details about the parameters from the function signature, so when you call the function you have a better idea how to call it properly. Ever heard of abstraction and encapsulation?
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Generalyou godda be kidding PinmemberJohnWallis428-May-10 4:07 
Questionthis is a joke, right? Pinmemberxliqz8-May-10 2:38 

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