Convert TString to AnsiString

     Hi.

I have a question about Borland C++.
I have Delphi too, and there I can do this

Edit1.Text := ListBox.Items[3];

but when I do the same thing in C++

Edit1.Text = ListBox.Items[3];

I get the error "Can't convert from TString to AnsiString".
I have tried to cast like this

Edit1.Text = (AnsiString*) ListBox.Items[3];

but it doesn't help.

How should I do?
/Pelle
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NorbertCommented:
Hi,
I have no Borland C++ but I guess that VC++ class CString
is very similar to Borlands TString
CString has a cast operator called LPCTSTR that returns a const char* for non unicode and const WCHAR* for unicode so have a look to the operators TString offers to you I bet there is one that you can use

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alexoCommented:
Try either:
    Edit1.Text = (char*) ListBox.Items[3];
or
    Edit1.Text = ListBox.Items[3].Relinquish();

Tell me if it worked.
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nietodCommented:
It is hard to say without knowing the type of either ListBox or Edit1.  But you might want to try

   Edit1.Text = (AnsiString) ListBox.Items[3];

The only operator = supported by AnsiString is from another AnsiString, so the right side must be an AnsiString or you canit use operator =.
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bsimserCommented:
The ListBox->Items[3] variable is a TStrings type, not a TString. It's a collection of TString objects. In the TStrings class there's a variable called Strings which is an array of TString types. These are the AnsiString types. What you want to do is this:

Edit1->Text = ListBox->Items->Strings[3];

Enjoy.

-Bil
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PerBomanAuthor Commented:
Ooh, that's easy!
Thanks.
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