How to set reference pointer

I’m UE4 and C ++ beginner.
I want to refer to variables of other classes, but when UE4 is played, I got a error that the corresponding reference pointer is null.
In the program, certainly it looks like there is nothing set in the pointer to refer to variable of another class.
So I want to write code in the constructor to set it to a pointer to refer to.
I describe the source file to be referred to below.

The referred side is simply described as a normal member variable.
UPROPERTY (EditAnywhere, category = “Countdown”)
int32 CountdownTime;

Reference side
AMyActor :: Tick (float DeltaTime)
if (Countdown-> CountdownTime <1) {
I refer to member variables of other classes, but I get error that Countdown is null.
Certainly Countdown has not been set, so I’m trying to set it in the constructor.

Please let me tell.

class HOWTO_VTE_API AMyActor : public AActor
// Sets default values for this actor’s properties
// Called when the game starts or when spawned
virtual void BeginPlay() override;
// Called every frame
virtual void Tick(float DeltaTime) override;

class ACountdown* Countdown;

#include “MyActor.h”
#include “Countdown.h”

// Sets default values

PrimaryActorTick.bCanEverTick = true;
// Countdown = CreateDefaultSubobject<ACountdown>(“Countdown”);
// Countdown = (ACountdown*)GetDefaultSubobjectByName(“Countdown7”);

// Called when the game starts or when spawned
void AMyActor::BeginPlay()

// Called every frame
void AMyActor::Tick(float DeltaTime)

// Super::Tick(DeltaTime);
if (Countdown->CountdownTime < 1) {


I thought i had an answer to your problem, but it was just some BS… i just think that these two sentences in red in your MyActor.cpp file will bear no result… so Sorry. :slight_smile:

Thank you for your replay and your edit.
I do’nt know how to edit for code that like your edit.
Tell me how to edit for.

Anyway,I have a ploblem yet that have to solve reference pointer.
Somebody, give me for tips please.

I think Countdown instance is made by drag & drop into lebel editor screen.
I want to get that Countdown instance pointer.

The following line will create a new instance of the Acountdown class.
// Countdown = NewObject<ACountdown>();

Not so, I want a pointer to the object instantiated by UE4 now.
Is there function to get instance name from class name.
And, I get pointer from an instance name.
But I do’nt know such a function.