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can't use strings in my header file

Posted on 2007-04-07
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can't use strings in my class header file , if a try adding a string as private or public compiler generates some wierd error. using visual studio 2005.
#include <string>    

class Song
{
public:
            char* Get_Playing_Time();

          bool Equals(Song);
          Song(); // constructor
          Song(char * titlein, char* artist,char*album,Categorys cat,int min, int secs);
private :
      char temp[40];
string test;   // errors on this line
};
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Question by:pele4483
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use std::string instead of string
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by:DeepuAbrahamK
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While using  add using namespace std;

#include <string>
using namespace std;

then you can use
string test; rather than std::string test; which is an alternative as suggested by Infinity
Best Regards,
DeepuAbrahamK
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by:DeepuAbrahamK
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What I mean is while using stl string header
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by:pele4483
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I KEEP FORGETTING ABOUT NAMESPACE
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by:Infinity08
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>> string test; rather than std::string test;

There's 3 ways to do this :

1) std::string

2) using std::string;
    string

3) using namespace std;
    string

in order or preference. The problem with the last option is that the whole namespace is loaded which can add a lot of unnecessary code to your executable.
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