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

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How to pass a two dimensional array to a function (C++)

## Introduction

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;
}
return;
}

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]);

printf("\n");
puts("");
}

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

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

display(i,i);

return 0;
}	```

## History

• 8th May, 2010: Initial post

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## Comments and Discussions

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 My vote of 1 Aneet D N29-Sep-14 20:56 Aneet D N 29-Sep-14 20:56
 Terrible Member 15069667-Jun-10 6:56 Member 1506966 7-Jun-10 6:56
 My vote of 1 Ali BaderEddin8-May-10 12:44 Ali BaderEddin 8-May-10 12:44
 Re: My vote of 1 SledgeHammer019-May-10 7:48 SledgeHammer01 9-May-10 7:48
 My vote of 1 Michel Renaud8-May-10 8:00 Michel Renaud 8-May-10 8:00
 My vote of 1 SledgeHammer018-May-10 7:20 SledgeHammer01 8-May-10 7:20
 Re: My vote of 1 Ali BaderEddin8-May-10 12:41 Ali BaderEddin 8-May-10 12:41
 Crappy comment... If you intend to pass a 2D array to the function, why would you use a pointer... Though, my vote for this article is 1. -- Ali B http://mycodelog.com
 Re: My vote of 1 SledgeHammer019-May-10 7:47 SledgeHammer01 9-May-10 7:47
 Re: My vote of 1 Ali BaderEddin10-May-10 9:02 Ali BaderEddin 10-May-10 9:02
 you godda be kidding JohnWallis428-May-10 4:07 JohnWallis42 8-May-10 4:07
 this is a joke, right? xliqz8-May-10 2:38 xliqz 8-May-10 2:38
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