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Static function causing problems in C++

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asked Dec 12, 2021 by Areeb Sherjil (1,920 points)

My aim is to call a member function without an object is created, therefore I resorted to using a static function. This function's purpose is to toggle some LEDs and change the frequency of interrupt service routine. Code snippet:


class Flags



volatile static bool IP_flag;

volatile static bool IP_flag2;

static void changeFreq();




volatile bool Flags::IP_flag {};

volatile bool Flags::IP_flag2{};// both set to 0/false

void Flags::changeFreq()



LED[7].toggle();// toggle the red LEDs

/*  other code */

error: invalid use of member 'Flags::LED' in static member function

How to fix this error?

(Note: The full code cannot be provided as it contains large libraries for a microcontroller. )

1 Answer

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answered Dec 12, 2021 by Peter Minarik (55,660 points)
selected Dec 12, 2021 by Areeb Sherjil
Best answer
You're trying to access a member variable (LED) from a static function. Of course, that's not allowed (you don't have an instance reference). From static function only static member variables can be accessed.
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