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C++ - String problem.

Posted on 2001-06-11
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Hi, I'am kinda new at C++
and I don't know how to solve this problem.

I tryed this little program and it does'nt work.

#include <iostream.h>
#include <string.h>     // include for C++ standard string class

void main()
{
    string TestString = "a string";
    cout << "Length of my string : " << TestString.length;
}
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Here's the error that I get when I compile.

--------------------Configuration: mytest - Win32 Debug--------------------
Compiling...
mytest.cpp
C:\mytest.cpp(6) : error C2065: 'string' : undeclared identifier
C:\mytest.cpp(6) : error C2146: syntax error : missing ';' before identifier 'TestString'
C:\mytest.cpp(6) : error C2065: 'TestString' : undeclared identifier
C:\mytest.cpp(6) : error C2440: '=' : cannot convert from 'char [9]' to 'int'
        This conversion requires a reinterpret_cast, a C-style cast or function-style cast
C:\mytest.cpp(7) : error C2228: left of '.length' must have class/struct/union type
Error executing cl.exe.

mytest.obj - 5 error(s), 0 warning(s)
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Could someone help me please.
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Question by:deschenesp
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by:jkr
ID: 6177634
You'll have to use the 'std' namespace to make it work this way:

#include <iostream>
#include <string>     // include for C++ standard string class

using namespace std;

void main()
{
   string TestString = "a string";
   cout << "Length of my string : " << TestString.length;
}

BTW: Note that I removed the trailing '.h' from your include directives, the most actual files come without that extension...
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by:joe_h
ID: 6177669
Try just
#include<string>

instead of
#include<string.h>
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by:joe_h
ID: 6177674
okay jkr, you were faster :-))))
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by:deschenesp
ID: 6177714
Thank's for the tip jkr,

  But I still get error when I compile and
the TestString.length give 1.

Here the error when I compile

--------------------Configuration: mytest - Win32 Debug--------------------
Compiling...
mytest.cpp
C:\mytest.cpp(9) : warning C4761: integral size mismatch in argument; conversion supplied
Linking...

mytest.exe - 0 error(s), 1 warning(s)


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jkr earned 50 total points
ID: 6177762
Try

cout << "Length of my string : " << TestString.length();

cout << "Length of my string : " << TestString.size();

instead. Without the '()' it is interpreted as the address of a method, thus the conversion warning...
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by:jkr
ID: 6177833
BTW - I just found almost the same sample in the VC++ docs:

#include <iostream>
#include <string>

using namespace std;


void main()
{
    string TestString = "1111122222333334444455555";
    cout << TestString << "\n  size: " << TestString.size() << endl;
    TestString.resize(5);
    cout << TestString << "\n  size: " << TestString.size() << endl;
    TestString.resize(10);
    cout << TestString << "\n  size: " << TestString.size() << endl;
    TestString.resize(15,'6');
    cout << TestString << "\n  size: " << TestString.size() << endl;
}

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by:deschenesp
ID: 6177860
Thank's a lot jkr,


     I finally found the last part by my own but thank's for the rest.

         You're a genius.
         Good job.
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