convert string to const char?

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    convert string to const char?

    I am using strings to read in from a text file using getline.

    I am trying to print this string to the screen using the allegro game library calling the function textout_ex.
    textout_ex

    It requires a const char *s ..im using string.. can I convert it?

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    if you mean the you are using std::string then yes, std::string::c_str() will give you a character array.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TenTierHook View Post
    It requires a const char *s ..im using string.. can I convert it?
    Of course you can! Just use the string like this:
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    yourStr.c_str();
    c_str() returns a pointer to the string's text
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    That worked.

    Thank you. I am starting to realise that C and C++ integrate quite a bit.

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    wow i'm doing allegro too, when I saw the textout_ex() i immediate recognised it !
    we have to read from a file to receive points for playerObjects.
    good luck man

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