New to C++ looking for help!

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  1. gloomfox

    gloomfox New Member

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    Hey I just started picking up c++ and was trying to write some of my own stuff. One problem I have come across is with the input. when im using standard cout/cin for strings, they work fine if i dont use a space while input'n, but as soon as I do it doesn't work.

    I think I'm looking for streams but am unfamiliar with the correct code for it.
    To use streams what do i need in the header? Does iostream work?
    what are the uses I am looking for to enjoy input with spaces and other symbols for strings????

    Thx a bunch ! :D
     
  2. coderzone

    coderzone Super Moderator

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    You need to be using cin.getline function for string containing spaces.

    Here is the signature of of the getline function.
    istream& getline (char* s, streamsize n, char delim );

    s
    A pointer to an array of characters.​
    n
    The maximum number of characters to store, including the ternimating null character.​
    delim
    The delimiter. The operation of extracting succesive characters is stopped when delimiter is read. This parameter is optional, if not specified the function considers '\n' the delimiter. ​
    Return Value.
    The function returns *this​
     

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