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 char* pszFind = strstr(CStr()+uStartIndex, pSzSearch);

I got the following error :

cannot convert from 'const char *' to 'char *'

I need help tp resolve this problem ?

Thanks,
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Question by:bachra04
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by:jkr
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I don't knw which of the parameters the compiler complains about (since all input parameters to 'strstr()' usually are 'const char*'), but maybe a 'const_cast<char*>()' can help, see http://www.cprogramming.com/reference/typecasting/constcast.html
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by:mccarl
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I don't think the problem is with what strstr is expecting, I think the issue is just with the part...

CStr()+uStartIndex

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What are you trying to achieve with this? It doesn't really make sense.
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Infinity08 earned 2000 total points
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Try changing that to :

const char* pszFind = strstr(CStr()+uStartIndex, pSzSearch);

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by:bachra04
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Hi infinity08,

Yes it compiles like you suggested, I just have one question is :

this is the rest of the code , is that safe to convert it to const char* :

 if (pszFind != NULL)
    {
        uIndex = pszFind - CStr();
    }
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by:Infinity08
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If uIndex is a const char*, that should be ok, yes.
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