Converting CHAR * to char

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    Converting CHAR * to char

    I nead to convert the CHAR* that I get from the edit control to a char
    Code:
    CHAR *dtext;
    GetWindowText(DRIVE,dtext,1);//get drive letter from EDIT
    char dletter;
    // This is where the conversion should take place
    FSOUND_CD_Play(dletter,1);
    Searching the board answered 100s of my other questions but for this one i cant really find what i'm looking for.
    Thanks
    Last edited by SwiftOutlaw; 11-08-2004 at 06:37 PM. Reason: not enough info

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    ok looks like you want a drive letter so it must be exsiting at index 0 of dtext
    to get it you can simply say:
    dletter=dtext[0];

    Try and tell me if this works
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    Well, your code would crash, because you're not allocating memory to that pointer. Second Its only a char, so send a memory adress, instead of declaring a pointer.
    Code:
    char dletter;
    GetWindowText(DRIVE,&dletter,1);//get drive letter from EDIT
    // This is where the conversion should take place
    FSOUND_CD_Play(dletter,1);

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    Thumbs up

    xErath's code worked.
    thanks both of you for helping

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