E2305 Cannot find 'class::class' ('class'&) to copy a vector OR Cannot find 'class'::operator=('class'&) to copy a vector (C++)

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When a C++ class 'class1' contains a vector (array) of class 'class2', and you want to construct an object of type 'class1' from another object of type 'class 1', you must use this constructor:

class2::class2(class2&)

so that the elements of the vector can be constructed.

The constructor, called a copy constructor, takes just one parameter (which is a reference to its class).

Usually, the compiler supplies a copy constructor automatically.

However, if you have defined a constructor for class 'class2' that has a parameter of type 'class2&' and has additional parameters with default values, the copy constructor can't exist and can't be created by the compiler.

This is because these two can't be distinguished:

class2::class2(class2&)
class2::class2(class2&, int = 1)

You must redefine this constructor so that not all parameters have default values.

You can then define a reference constructor or let the compiler create one.

Cannot find class::operator= ...

When a C++ class 'class1' contains a vector (array) of class 'class2', and you want to copy a class of type 'class1', you must use this assignment operator:

class2::class2(class2&)

so that the elements of the vector can be copied.

Usually, the compiler automatically supplies this operator.

However, if you have defined an operator= for class 'class2' that does not take a parameter of type 'class2&,' the compiler will not supply it automatically--you must supply one.