Solved

output formating

Posted on 1998-12-12
2
242 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
[X]
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
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: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

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

C++ Properties One feature missing from standard C++ that you will find in many other Object Oriented Programming languages is something called a Property (http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/CPP/A_3912-Object-Properties-in-C.ht…
This article shows you how to optimize memory allocations in C++ using placement new. Applicable especially to usecases dealing with creation of large number of objects. A brief on problem: Lets take example problem for simplicity: - I have a G…
The viewer will learn how to use the return statement in functions in C++. The video will also teach the user how to pass data to a function and have the function return data back for further processing.
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.

730 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