ofstream doesnt work with std::string?

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    Stinking it up. StinkyRyan's Avatar
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    ofstream doesnt work with std::string?

    I'm trying to take a user entered string and turn it into a file name.
    Code:
    string name;
    cout<<"Enter file name to save to: ";
    cin>>name;
    name = name + ".css";
    cout<<"Saving now..."<<endl;
    ofstream fo(name);
    compiler is saying:
    157 C:\Dev-Cpp\sbg\main.cpp
    no matching function for call to `std::basic_ofstream<char,
    89 C:\Dev-Cpp\include\c++\iosfwd
    candidates are: std::basic_ofstream<char,
    403 C:\Dev-Cpp\include\c++\fstream
    std::basic_ofstream<_CharT,

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    Use c_str(), for example:
    Code:
    ofstream out(mystdstr.c_str());
    c_str() returns a const char*
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