Getting a truncated output! Plz help

sicba2222's Avatar, Join Date: Oct 2008
Newbie Member
Hi all,

I am new to the forum and to learning C++. I tried a simple program to input one's name and display them (using cin). Here is the code...

#include "stdafx.h"

int main()
char x;
using namespace std;
cout << "To explain the cin function";
cout << "Enter your name:";
cin >> x;
cout << "You entered" << x << endl;


But I get a truncated output. For instance, if I enter a name like "Rajesh" I get the output as "You entered: R" of the name is gone. I usd Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 express edition...Could any of you explain this to me?? Thank you in advance.
xpi0t0s's Avatar, Join Date: Aug 2004
The code is working correctly. "char x;" defines x as a single character. Did you mean "string x;"?