# Use variables/properties in class file

I have a class resume which I use in a .tex file as

\documentclass{resume}

\begin{document}
\end{document}

but I also want to define some variables in my .tex document to be used in my class.

How can I, for instance, use the variables/properties that I set in

\documentclass{resume}

\name{John Doe}
\phone{No phone}

\begin{document}
\end{document}

in my class?

• Did you write resume.cls? Or is this some other class that already provides \name, \address and \phone? – Werner Dec 10 '15 at 7:14
• I write resume.cls myself, so I guess I have to define some placeholders in my class and overwrite them with \name{...} in my .tex file. – Jamgreen Dec 10 '15 at 7:22
• Oh please, not another resume class. There are already a bunch of them out there. – Johannes_B Dec 19 '15 at 14:12
• I am confused. Normally you create commands in the .cls that you can access/use in your .tex file. But you seem to be asking to create commands in your .tex file that will be accessed/used in the .cls, which does not make sense (or, probably, I can't see the sense of what this is supposed to accomplish). – jon May 20 '16 at 2:15
• How can we help if this uses a custom class we don't have access to? Confused. – cfr May 20 '16 at 2:44