how to convert char string to user defined data type

This is a discussion on how to convert char string to user defined data type within the C Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; I have the following piece of code, Code: typedef enum{ ArtsTheatre, NewArtsBlock, OpenAirTheatre}vertex; Now my problem is i want to ...

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    how to convert char string to user defined data type

    I have the following piece of code,
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    typedef enum{ ArtsTheatre, NewArtsBlock, OpenAirTheatre}vertex;
    Now my problem is i want to convert char value into this vertex data type.How can i do that?
    suppose that user will input ArtsTheatre as char string.But in my program i want to covert into vertex data type.Any help would be appreciated.

    Thank you very much.

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    - a series of if statements
    - a switch statement
    - a look-up table
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    Quote Originally Posted by prdeepss View Post
    Now my problem is i want to convert char value into this vertex data type.How can i do that?
    suppose that user will input ArtsTheatre as char string.But in my program i want to covert into vertex data type.
    I'm not sure if that makes very much sense; an enum contains a list of single integer values. Do you meant the user will enter a number, and you want that number assigned to ArtsTheatre? I think that will be awkward with an enum, you will have to do something convoluted like what Salem implies. I would use a struct instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    - a series of if statements
    - a switch statement
    - a look-up table
    Thanks bro....

    I know brother it can be solved using IF , CASE statements. can i use strcmp method or how i do that. please explain me more clearly.

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by prdeepss View Post
    Thanks bro....

    I know brother it can be solved using IF , CASE statements. can i use strcmp method or how i do that. please explain me more clearly.

    thanks
    You will have to put strcmp inside your if statements, yes. Note that you will not be able to use case statements to compare strings.

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    Thanks everybody.I got the right solution to my problem. I have used series of IF statement with strcmp method.

    Thanks everybody........

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