c++ saving to a text file using vs2003

am trying to do a simple save to a text file, even created a file incase this is what i needed, but still will not run any iedeas would be helpful
thanks in advance

// test save 2.cpp : main project file.

#include "stdafx.h"
 #include <iostream>
   #include <fstream>
   #include <string>
   using namespace std;

using namespace System;

int main(array<System::String ^> ^args)
    char str[10];

  //Creates an instance of ofstream, and opens example.txt
  ofstream a_file ( "C:\log\example.txt" );
  // Outputs to example.txt through a_file
  a_file<<"This text will now be inside of example.txt";
  // Close the file stream explicitly
  //Opens for reading the file
  ifstream b_file ( "C:\log\example.txt" );
  //Reads one string from the file
  b_file>> str;
  //Should output 'this'
  cout<< str <<"\n";
  cin.get();    // wait for a keypress
  // b_file is closed implicitly here
      Console::WriteLine(L"Hello World");
    return 0;
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AndyAinscowFreelance programmer / ConsultantCommented:
A single backslash means the next character is an escape character in a string.
ofstream a_file ( "C:\log\example.txt" );
should be
 ofstream a_file ( "C:\\log\\example.txt" );

 ifstream b_file ( "C:\log\example.txt" );
should be
 ifstream b_file ( "C:\\log\\example.txt" );

Does it now work as you expect?

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sydneyguyAuthor Commented:
thanks for that works like a dream
thnks for tor the help
AndyAinscowFreelance programmer / ConsultantCommented:
Your welcome, don't forget the blackslash effect applies to any string, not just file names.  (Just one usually notices something wrong in file names when running the app).
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