Left, Right of char arrays

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    Left, Right of char arrays

    In VB (yes, I'm a Visual Basic programmer switching to C++), there are a few functions I use which I cannot seem to find in C++ libraries. They are: Mid(), Left() and Right().

    Left will extract text from the left part of a string, Right will take it off of the right. For example, Left("Hello", 2) will return "He". Right("Hello", 2) will return "lo". Mid() will take text from the middle...Mid("Hello World", 4, 3) will return the text starting at character four, and ending three past it. ("o W").

    Believe me, I've looked, and tried writing my own, but I can't find functions like these for C++.....Any help?
    Jacob Sheehy

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    youll need to write what is called a parser. C/C++ doesnt have functions like those ... instead of strings, C++ has character arrays.

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    Yeah, I'm working with character arrays. I've tried writing my own functions/pasing routines, but MSDN wasn't much help. Suggestions?
    Jacob Sheehy

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    dont try to implement left right and mid, it may not be of much use. check out std::string and see what kind of functions it uses.

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