I'm having a problem with this piece of inheritance code. When compiling it displays this error
" 'getAverage' : is not a member of 'Person' "
but shouldn't the casting overcome that problem?
Do i really need to have a virtual function in "Person" for this to work?


#include <iostream>
#include <list>
#include <vector>
#include <string>

using namespace std;

class Person {
	Person(char name[], int newage);
	virtual string* getName(){return &name;}
	int getAge(){return age;}
	virtual void setName(char name[]){this->name = name;}
	string name;
	int age;

Person::Person(char name[],int  newage){
	age = newage;
	this->name = name;

class Student : public Person{
	float average;
	Student(char name[], int age, float average);
	float getAverage(){return average;}
	void setAverage(float average){this->average = average;}

Student::Student(char name[], int age, float newaverage) : Person(name, age){
	average = newaverage;

int main(){
	Person *p = new Student("John", 50, 10); 
	cout << (dynamic_cast <Person*>(p))->getAverage();

	cout << "\nPress enter to exit";
	cin.ignore(std::cin.rdbuf()->in_avail() + 1);
	return 0;

>> cout << (dynamic_cast <Person*>(p))->getAverage(); Look what are you doing. You are casting a Person pointer with Person only. What is the effect?

change it to cout << (dynamic_cast <Student*>(p))->getAverage();

Stupid me... anyway, thanks for the help :D