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Cast from DWORD to string

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How do I cast a from Dword to string ?
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Here is some code that could do it.

/*code  myword already contains desired value*/

__int64 temp;
temp=myword;
char buffer[50];

_i64toa(temp,buffer,10);

CString str=buffer;

/*end code*/

Good Luck!
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by:nietod
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A DWORD is 32 bits, not 64, so you could use _itoa(), not __i64toa().  (Although i64toa() would work, its overkill.).

However this is not a portable solution--if that matters.  A portable solution would be to use sprintf() or to output the information to a string stream object and then obtain the string from the string stream object.
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It could be overkill. I was not sure whether or not the fact that DWORD was an unsigned value would cause overflow for the integer conversion function parameter.
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Good point.  if the DWORD is outside of the signed int range you would need to use i64toa().
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