string type understandment (beginner)

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    string type understandment (beginner)

    Hi,

    I am using functions which need a wchar_t* like the setText method of a TextBox
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    label.setText(myCaption);
    As I want to be able to append a string to myCaption earlier, I am wondering which string type I should use to store it in a variable. I found only complex ways to do this with the wchar_t type. Would it be easier to store it as another type and then convert it to a wchar_t?

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    Perhaps you should use a std::wstring, then use the c_str() member function when you want to call setText().
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