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convert unsigned char[] to const char

Posted on 1998-07-10
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just say I have the following variable defined as:

unsigned char label[32];

now in my program i want to call the following:
SetDlgItemText(IDC_STATIC, label);

but this gives the error:
"cannot convert parameter 2 from unsigned char[32] to const char *"

so how can I convert my unsigned char label[32] to a const char *??

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Question by:Soth
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Cast it like
SetDlgItemText(IDC_STATIC, (const char*)label);
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by:VEngineer
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Using the standard C++ casting operator 'static_cast' instead of old C style cast notation:

SetDlgItemText(IDC_STATIC, static_cast<const char*>(label) );
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by:Soth
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worked like a charm!
thanx
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by:Norbert
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what is the adtvantage usining static_cast ?
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