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C Structure example

Structures in C defines the group of contiguous (adjacent) fields, such as records or control blocks.

C Structure example


This section illustrates you the concept of structure in C.

Structures in C defines the group of contiguous (adjacent) fields, such as records or control blocks. A structure is a collection of variables grouped together under a single name. It provides an elegant and powerful way for keeping related data together. 

Structure Declaration:   

struct struct-name{
type field-name; 
type field-name; 
... };

Once the structure is defined, you can declare a structure variable by preceding the variable name by the structure type name. In the given example, a small structure i.e struct is created student and declared three instances of it as shown below.

struct student{
int id;
char *name;
float percentage;

In structures, we have assigned the values to the instances i.e, id, name, percentage in the following way:; = "Angelina";
student3.percentage = 90.5;

Here is the code:


#include <stdio.h>
#include <conio.h>

struct student {
  int id;
  char *name;
  float percentage;
student1, student2, student3;
int main() {
  struct student st;; = "Angelina";
  student3.percentage = 90.5;
  printf(" Id is: %d \n",;
  printf(" Name is: %s \n",;
  printf(" Percentage is: %f \n", student3.percentage);
  return 0;

Output will be displayed as:


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August 1, 2012

very nice
September 18, 2012
help to understand plz

struct stud { int roll ; char name[10]; struct stud *next; } what that line means 'struct stud *next'
October 3, 2012

want programme for cheak validation of date
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what is the use of getch in c
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this is good
November 22, 2012
NO So Bad

Good Attempts
rahul sharma
November 24, 2012
structure in c

when some one ask for the simplest example of ...kindly do'nt use the pointer .... difne the sturct example a very simple way so that begners cn understand it easily .............
rinku sehrawat
April 18, 2013

w.a.p for structure record of a student
April 21, 2013
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