Right Justifying output

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    Right Justifying output

    I need help with right justifying some text. What I want to do is output something like this:
    Code:
    One          Two              Three
    1              $  4.99         $    3.98
    2              $ 34.56         $  905.30
    What problem I'm having is that the code is not right justifying like how I want it to in this program. The numbers are variable as they are calculated based on input from the user.

    I tried flagging cout as such:
    Code:
    cout.setf(ios::adjustfield | ios::right);
    and
    Code:
    cout.setf(ios::right);
    to try and get this output. Either way didn't work. I believe it works without the $ sign, but not with. Is there a way to get the desired output?

    Thanks.

    Edit: It does work without the $ sign, but the needs to be there as it is part of the output that the assignment calls for. Thanks.
    Last edited by alpha; 10-10-2003 at 02:59 PM.

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    Does this help:
    http://faq.cprogramming.com/cgi-bin/...&id=1043284385

    post again if you don't get it going
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    If you're posting code, use code tags: [code] /* insert code here */ [/code]

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    It's still not outputting right.

    I have these lines:
    Code:
    cout.setf(ios_base::right, ios_base::basefield);
       cout.setf(ios_base::adjustfield);
    and these lines:
    Code:
     cout << "Company" << "     " << "Beginning Balance"
          << "     " << "Service Fees" << "     " << "New Balance";
       cout << endl;
       
       cout << setw(4) << "1" << setw(12) << "$ " << balanceCo1
          << setw(14) << "$ " << serviceFeesCo1 << setw(12) << "$ " << newBalanceCo1;
       cout << endl;
       
       cout << setw(4) << "2" << setw(12) << "$ " << balanceCo2
          << setw(14) << "$ " << serviceFeesCo2 << setw(12) << "$ " << newBalanceCo2;
       cout << endl;
    or
    Code:
    cout << setw(4) << 1 << setw(12) << "$ ";
       cout << balanceCo1;
       cout << setw(14) << "$ ";
       cout << serviceFeesCo1;
       cout << setw(12) << "$ ";
       cout << newBalanceCo1;
       cout << endl;
       
       cout << setw(4) << 2 << setw(12) << "$ ";
       cout << balanceCo2;
       cout << setw(14) << "$ ";
       cout << serviceFeesCo2;
       cout << setw(12) << "$ ";
       cout << newBalanceCo2;
       cout << endl;
    doesn't give me the desired output. Thanks.

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    What's it coming out like that's wrong? An example of the output would be nice.

    Try shorting your code down to the section that's giving you grief, and post a compilable example here. As it stands, I don't know what variable types we're dealing with etc.
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    I'll probably just forget the $ signs.

    Thanks, I'll figure it out sometime else. I don't really have the time to fix the program. You could delete this thread now if you'd like.

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    Well, even if you can't be bothered, I can. Is this what you want:
    Code:
    #include <iostream>
    #include <iomanip>
    
    using namespace std;
    
    int main(void)
    {
      float balanceCo1 = 1.1, 
            serviceFeesCo1 = 12.2, 
            newBalanceCo1 = 113.3, 
            balanceCo2 = 224.4, 
            serviceFeesCo2 = 335.5,
            newBalanceCo2 = 446.6;
    
      cout.precision (2);
      cout.setf(ios_base::right, ios_base::basefield);
      cout.setf(ios_base::fixed, ios_base::floatfield);
      
      cout << setw(4) << 1 << setw(12) << "$ ";
      cout << setw(8) << balanceCo1;
      cout << setw(14)<< "$ ";
      cout << setw(8) << serviceFeesCo1;
      cout << setw(12)<< "$ ";
      cout << setw(8) << newBalanceCo1;
      cout << endl;
    
      cout << setw(4) << 2 << setw(12) << "$ ";
      cout << setw(8) << balanceCo2;
      cout << setw(14) << "$ ";
      cout << setw(8) << serviceFeesCo2;
      cout << setw(12) << "$ ";
      cout << setw(8) << newBalanceCo2;
      cout << endl;
    }
    
    
    /*
    
    Output
    
      1          $     1.10            $    12.20          $   113.30
      2          $   224.40            $   335.50          $   446.60
      
      */
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