setwidth help

This is a discussion on setwidth help within the C++ Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; I am trying to create a graph similar to this ---------year ---------population1 ---------population2 ### ####### ####### #### ##### ####### #### ...

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    Exclamation setwidth help

    I am trying to create a graph similar to this

    ---------year ---------population1 ---------population2
    ### ####### #######
    #### ##### #######
    #### ###### #######


    except perfectly aligned no matter what info is entered. This is for a C++ assignment due in an hour, I forgot my book, and I can't remember how to use setwidth. HELP!

    I apparently can't get it to show up how I want it to on the forum - it should be 3 columns all aligned to the right with the year, followed by the 2 populations. the system will be created using a loop statement to recalculate the estimated population based on the year showing pop for every 5 years until it reaches 100 years
    Last edited by feltrockni; 11-10-2008 at 06:16 PM. Reason: STILL not showing up right

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    You should look it up -- google setw, or go to cplusplus.com and search there.

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    thanks, doing that now. But any extra help would still be great.

    edit: got it
    Last edited by feltrockni; 11-10-2008 at 06:22 PM.

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    I believe you use it like this:

    don't forget to include <iomanip>
    cout << "Some text" << setwidth(5) << "Another text" << setwidth(5) << "Last text" << endl;

    It adds some spacing. You may have to experiment with how long it should be.
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    got it working, thanks a lot. Assignment finished on time.

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