Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

output formating

Posted on 1998-12-12
2
236 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-02
I have to format into columns
I have a numbered list and when the numbers get into two digits the next colum is offset.
any tricks to take care of this.
and a easier way to do columns
the way I am doing it know:

cout<<data<<"      "<<more_data<<"       "<<endl;

Thanks for the help.
0
Comment
Question by:strmtrpr
2 Comments
 

Accepted Solution

by:
tribal9 earned 20 total points
ID: 1180026
You can format output using <iomanip.h>, it's a standard header file.  Specifically you can use the setw(x) function.

int data = 50, data2 = 5;

cout << setw(3) << data << setw(3) << data2 << endl;

You use setw(x) like the endl operator.  It sets aside a "column" x spaces wide, and places everything to the far right of that column.  If the output needs more spaces than the column provides (e.g. data = 5000) then it will flood over and mess it up.

Matt
matt@anji.smhall.org



0
 

Author Comment

by:strmtrpr
ID: 1180027
thanks for the help
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
maze travler 6 62
PDF library for Delphi 2 128
Unable to start eclipse ? 17 153
Installshield for Embarcadero EX 10.1 Berlin 4 60
Written by John Humphreys C++ Threading and the POSIX Library This article will cover the basic information that you need to know in order to make use of the POSIX threading library available for C and C++ on UNIX and most Linux systems.   [s…
This article will show you some of the more useful Standard Template Library (STL) algorithms through the use of working examples.  You will learn about how these algorithms fit into the STL architecture, how they work with STL containers, and why t…
The goal of the video will be to teach the user the concept of local variables and scope. An example of a locally defined variable will be given as well as an explanation of what scope is in C++. The local variable and concept of scope will be relat…
The viewer will learn how to user default arguments when defining functions. This method of defining functions will be contrasted with the non-default-argument of defining functions.

856 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question