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Sams Teach Yourself C++ in One Hour a Day, Sixth Edition by Bradley Jones, Siddhartha Rao, Jesse Liberty

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Chapter 18. STL Dynamic Array Classes

Dynamic arrays supply the programmer with the flexibility of storing data without needing to know the exact volume thereof at the time of programming the application, the way static arrays do. Naturally, this is a frequently needed requirement and the standard template library (STL) supplies a ready-to-use solution in the form of the std::vector class.

In this lesson, you will learn

  • The characteristics of std::vector

  • Typical vector operations

  • Understanding the concept of size and capacity

  • The STL deque class

The Characteristics of std::vector

vector is a template class that supplies generic functionality of a dynamic array and features the following characteristics:

  • Addition of elements to the end of the array in ...

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