3.3 Account Class with a Data Member and Set and Get Member Functions

Now that we’ve seen class Account in action (Fig. 3.1), we present class Account’s details. Then, we present a UML diagram that summarizes class Account’s attributes and operations in a concise graphical representation.

3.3.1 Account Class Definition

Class Account (Fig. 3.2) contains a name data member that stores the account holder’s name. A class’s data members maintain data for each object of the class. Later in the chapter, we’ll add a balance data member to keep track of the money in each Account. Class Account also contains member function setName that a program can call to store a name in an Account object, and member function getName that a program can call to obtain ...

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