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RWCString to LPTSTR

Posted on 1998-10-07
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Environment: Win NT 4, VC++ Version 5

How do I copy the contents of an RWCString into an
LPTSTR? Attempted the following:

RWCString prodCode;
LV_ITEM   description;

strcpy(description.pszText,prodCode.data());

(RWCString is from rogue wave)
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Question by:jamessiddle
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by:slinky
ID: 1174615
Try casting each side appropriately, sometimes you have to give the compiler some help.
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by:nietod
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What sort of problem are you having with that?

Does pszText point to a memory location that can store the string?  Is it long enough?
Does the data() member return a NUL terminated string?
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by:jamessiddle
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More information: I am attempting to do as above, to assign the rogue wave string to a member of a structure (MFC) that is used in the InsertItem member of CListCtrl. I am attempting to add a subitem to an item in a CListCtrl, and using this structure seems to be necessary.

That said, perhaps this question would be better in the MFC forum?
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by:danny_pav
ID: 1174618
what is the definition of RWCString?
also, if you are using LPTSTR you should use _tcs functions and not str functions
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by:danny_pav
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is RWCString a class? does it have an operator LPCTSTR()?

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pauloserra earned 50 total points
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To make sure you have allocated the memory for the string, use:
description.pszText = strdup (prodCode.data();

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