C++ Program to Perform operator overloading on unary operator decrement -- with no return type

January 21, 2023, Learn eTutorial

In this example program, the decrement -- operator is overloaded. i.e., decrease the value of a data member by 1 if the -- operator operates on an object.

What is operator overloading?

Polymorphism: Polymorphism (or operator overloading) is a concept in object-oriented programming that allows one method or operator to be used differently for different operations. In C++, we can make one operator works differently on different objects or classes, or structures which is called operator overloading.

C++ program to Overload Prefix -- decrement Operator with no return type

Create a class check and declare a variable i in private. The members of a class that is declared as private can be used only by the member functions of that class. A constructor check () is created in public and set the value of variable i to 0. Here, we are using the operator -- to work in a way that increases the value of the variable by 1. Now define an function to display the variable. Within the main function body, create an object obj for the class check. Display the initial value of the data memberfor object obj. Invoke the operator function void operator --( ) --obj; Display the value of the data member after the operation


Step 1:  Call the header file iostream.

Step 2: Use the namespace std.

Step 3: Create a class check with a private variable i

Step 4: create a constructor check( ); set the value of i to 0

Step 5: Define the function for operator overloading 

Step 6: Define function display for displaying the data member.

Step 7: call the function main

Step 8: create an object obj for the class check

Step 9: Display the value of the data member by accessing the function with the object

Step 10: call the function for operator overloading

Step 11: Display the data member after the operation by calling the display function.

Step 12: Exit 

C++ Source Code

                                          #include <iostream>
using namespace std;

class Check
       int i;
       Check(): i(0) {  }
       void operator --() 
          { --i; }
       void Display() 
          { cout << "i=" << i << endl; }

int main()
    Check obj;

    // Displays the value of data member i for object obj

    // Invokes operator function void operator --( )
    // Displays the value of data member i for object obj

    return 0;