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Defined in header <type_traits>
template< class T >
struct is_class;
(since C++11)

Checks whether T is a non-union class type. Provides the member constant value which is equal to true, if T is a class type (but not union). Otherwise, value is equal to false.

The behavior of a program that adds specializations for is_class or is_class_v (since C++17) is undefined.

Contents

[edit] Template parameters

T - a type to check

[edit] Helper variable template

template< class T >
inline constexpr bool is_class_v = is_class<T>::value;
(since C++17)

Inherited from std::integral_constant

Member constants

value
[static]
true if T is a non-union class type , false otherwise
(public static member constant)

Member functions

operator bool
converts the object to bool, returns value
(public member function)
operator()
(C++14)
returns value
(public member function)

Member types

Type Definition
value_type bool
type std::integral_constant<bool, value>

[edit] Possible implementation

namespace detail {
template <class T>
std::integral_constant<bool, !std::is_union<T>::value> test(int T::*);
 
template <class>
std::false_type test(...);
}
 
template <class T>
struct is_class : decltype(detail::test<T>(nullptr))
{};

[edit] Example

#include <iostream>
#include <type_traits>
 
struct A {};
 
class B {};
 
enum class C {};
 
int main() 
{
    std::cout << std::boolalpha;
    std::cout << std::is_class<A>::value << '\n';
    std::cout << std::is_class<B>::value << '\n';
    std::cout << std::is_class<C>::value << '\n';
    std::cout << std::is_class<int>::value << '\n';
}

Output:

true
true
false
false

[edit] See also

(C++11)
checks if a type is an union type
(class template) [edit]