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C++ Vector begin()

This function is used to point the first element of the vector.

begin() vs front()

The begin() function is used to return an iterator pointing to the first element of the vector while front() function is used to return a reference to the same element in the vector container.

Syntax

Consider a vector 'v' and syntax would be:

Parameter

It does not contain any parameter.

Return value

It returns an iterator pointing to the first element of the vector.

Example 1

Let's see a simple example.

Output:

a

In this example, object of iterator 'itr' is created to access begin() function and 'itr' is of vector type containing character values.

Example 2

Let's see a another simple example.

Output:

3

In this example, begin() function is incremented by 2 to access the third element of the vector.

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