dynamic_pointer_cast Function

Dynamic cast to shared_ptr.

template <class Ty, class Other>
    shared_ptr<Ty> dynamic_pointer_cast(const shared_ptr<Other>& sp);


  • Ty
    The type controlled by the returned shared pointer.

  • Other
    The type controlled by the argument shared pointer.

  • sp
    The argument shared pointer.


The template function returns an empty shared_ptr object if dynamic_cast<Ty*>(sp.get()) returns a null pointer; otherwise it returns a shared_ptr Class<Ty> object that owns the resource that is owned by sp. The expression dynamic_cast<Ty*>(sp.get()) must be valid.



// std_tr1__memory__dynamic_pointer_cast.cpp 
// compile with: /EHsc 
#include <memory> 
#include <iostream> 
struct base 
    virtual ~base() 
    int val; 
struct derived 
    : public base 
int main() 
    std::shared_ptr<base> sp0(new derived); 
    std::shared_ptr<derived> sp1 = 
    sp0->val = 3; 
    std::cout << "sp1->val == " << sp1->val << std::endl; 
    return (0); 
sp1->val == 3


Header: <memory>

Namespace: std

See Also


shared_ptr Class

const_pointer_cast Function

static_pointer_cast Function

Other Resources

<memory> Members