Hi, I have a program that displays nodes in a datbase. The problem is a lot of the fields are too long when I display them. Is there a c+++ output mainpulator that when a field is displayed to only display lets say the first 7 characters of the string that may have more characters then that . Note: I'm not using a character array Im using the <string> class.
Mitsubishi Eclipse 2003 23.45
Mitsubi Eclipse 2003 23.45
Note: I dont want to actuall change the string to have only 7 characters I just want it to display 7 characters
you may be able to use setprecision? setprecision(7).
The simplest way I can think of is to use the substring. I'm not sure what happens though if you try to do a substring of 7 characters on a string thats less than 7, you might get gibberish in which case you'd need to use an if statement to check for length first...
Thanks PJYelton that works great with my linked list. Appreciate it.